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IMPORTANT LICENSE HEARING 
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Actors' Union and White Rats Protest Against Issuance 

of License to C. Wesley Fraser. Affidavits of White 

Rat Members Submitted in Fraser's Behalf 



An adjourned hearing in the case 
of the application for a vaudeville 
agent's license made by C. Wesley 
Fraser, is being held this (Saturday) 
morning in the chambers of the Com- 
missioner of Licenses, Herman Robin- 
son. 

There was a hearing last Tuesday 
which lasted six hours. Mr. Fraser was 
represented by Maurice Goodman, 
who is also attorney for the United 
Booking Offices. The Actor's Inter- 
national Union, principally responsible 
for the protest against the issuance 
of the Fraser license, was represented 
by its president, Harry De Veaux, 
while the White Rats' objections were 
voiced by Harry Mountford. 

The hearing was in two sessions, 
there being recess taken for luncheon. 
Mr. Mountford failed to reappear in 
the afternoon, b'it asked the Commis- 
sioner by telephone for an adjourn- 
ment of the hearing until this morn- 
ing, so that he might be enabled to 
secure a number of affidavits and place 
them in evidence in rebuttal of affida- 
vits secured by Mr. Goodman and ad- 
mitted Tuesday morning. 

During the hearing there were sev- 
eral slight clashes between those rep- 
resenting the opposite interests. One 
quite amusing occurred early when 
Mr. Goodman referred to Mr. De 
Veaux as a colleague of Mr. Mount- 
ford. To this expression Mr. De 
Veaux objected strenuously. It caused 
a general laugh in the trial room. 

The only "character evidence" upon 
which the White Rats base the pro- 
test against an issuance of a license 
to Fraser of a material nature that 
Mr. Mountford offered Tuesday was 
that Fraser had been charged with a 
trivial offense when a little b"v. six- 
teen years old. 



After this evidence was in, Mr. Fra- 
ser waB placed upon the stand by 
Mr. Goodman to testify in his own 
behalf, which he did in a very cred- 
itable manner. He stated that he was 
the scape-goat for a number of deeds 
that had been performed by another 
while the latter was the representa- 
tive in Npw York City of the National 
Bonking Office of Boston. 

Fraser was cross-examined by As- 
sistant Corporation Counsel Steinhart, 
Mr. DeVeaux and Mr. Mountford. The 
latter two put their questions to the 
witness through the city's attornev. 
Mr. DeVeaux questioned Fraser at 
length regarding the stock and stock- 
holders of the National Booking Of- 
fice, incorporated under the laws of 
the State of New York. There were 
several skirmishes between Mr. 
Mountford and Mr. Goodman during 
this part of the proceedings, in regard 
to affidavits, later placed in evidence. 
Just before the ending of the morning 
session, Mr. Mountford stated that if 
the Commissioner would permit Mr. 
Goodman to read one of the affidavits 
which he was interested in, he would 
appreciate it very much, as it would 
be impossible for him to be present 
at the afternoon hearing. This request 
the Commissioner granted. 

Mr. Mountford after having access 
to the list of the affidavits asked that 
that of Boyd J. Gilmore be read. At 
this Mr. Goodman smiled and said 
that he recalled Gilmore's visit to his 
office particularly as the latter had 
worn a White Rat button. The affi- 
davit was to the effect that Fraser 
had always been very square in all 
his business dealings with Gilmore, 
who had worked in and about Bos- 
ton for some time for the National 
[Continued on Page 11.] 



ANOTHER "DEAL" ON. 

With everything else disposed of 
in the skeins of the vaudeville manip- 
ulations, another "deal" loomed up 
last Saturday when Martin Beck, E. 
F. Albee and William Morris were 
closeted together in the offices of the 
Orpheum Circuit. 

The conference lasted over an hour. 
Monday Mr. Albee left New York for 
the west. It is expected a renewal 
of conferences may occur when he re- 
turns. 

What the talk was about no one 
knows, though the presumption is 
since the United Booking Offices was 
represented by Albee, that the three 
men gathered for the purpose of talk- 
ing the general situation over "and 
seeing what could be done." 

As previously stated in Vahikty, 
there has been no written renewal of 
the existing agreement between the 
Keith and Bock sides. 



WOMAN AGAINST WOMAN. 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 

To rival the appearance of I. aura 
Jean Libbey at the American next 
week, Charles K. Kohl wants very 
much to secure Beatrice Fairfax, an- 
other newspaper sobber, to head the 
already well-filled show billed for the 
Majestic. 

It is reported Mr. K.ohl stands 
ready to pay Miss Fairfax $2,f>00 for 
the week. 

The Pat Casey office early in the 
week made an effort to obtain Miss 
Fliirfax, a special writer for the 
woman's department of the Evening 
Journal. Although all kinds of offers 
were made to her, it was said Miss 
Fairfax was ill and could not con- 
sider a stage offer. 



RUSSIAN ORCHESTRA ON TOUR. 

The Russian Orchestra, a London 
sensation during the past season 
while appearing at the Coliseum, Lon- 
don, will reach New York about the 
middle of November, starting upon a 
concert tour, under the direction of A. 
Dipple. 



CONDITIONS UNSATISFACTORY. 

(Special Cable to Varikty.) 

Paris, Sept. 29. 

Jack De Frece, brother of Walter 
De Frece, returned to London Monday, 
after unsuccessfully negotiating with 
M. Cailars for the purchase of the Ca- 
sino de Paris. M. Cailars made condi- 
tions which were unsatisfactory to Da 
Frece. The French manager says he 
will not dispose of the property after 
Sept. 30. The negotiations are held 
open until then, if De Frece decides 
upon a favorable answer. 

The Marigny, following its usual 
custom, will close Sept. 30. 

Oct. 1 at the Follies Bergere, Geo. 
Ali in an animal sketch, McBanns, the 
club jugglers, and Humpsty-Bumsty (a 
"copy act" of Rice and Prevost) will be 
among the turns on the new program. 



Hedge* Bros, and Jacobson, the 

"Western three act" at Hammerstein's 
for its first New York week, have been 
held over at the house. 



HILLY GOULD'S NEW ACT. 

William (Billy) Gould has arranged 
a new vaudeville turn, having dissolv- 
ed his partnership with Valeska N Sur- 
att. 

Mr. Gould will retain the act he 
and Miss Suratt have been appearing 
in, and will be assisted by Margaret 
Mudge, a handsome girl and a pupil 
of Garibaldi Arrlghi, of the Metro- 
politan Opera House for the past five 
years. Miss Mudge's voice has under- 
gone a thorough vocal cultivation. 

Mr. Gould and Miss Suratt did not 
receive sufficient offers of $2,500 
weekly from the managers to satisfy 
themselves and the dissolution was 
agreed upon. 

44 ASSIST A NCE, PLEASE ! " 

Webster City, la., Sept. 29. 

At Burlington, la., last week, in his 
home town, Gilbert Wells, son of a 
Burlington millionaire, and heir to at 
least two immense fortunes, appeared 
at the Garrick theatre in a singing and 
dancing turn. 

The callow youth announces he will 
remain on the stage, despite the pro- 
tests of his relatives and friends. His 
family is well known all over Iowa. 

Show people hereabouts are annoy- 
ed because the young man adopted a 
stage career along the song and dance 
route. They say that with Wells' 
money a great future was assured him 
had he mixed in with producers, chorus 
girls, wine and lobsters. 



VARIETY 



EVA TANGUAY OUT OF BILL. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 29. 

Tuesday night Eva Tanguay was 
obliged to leave the program at the 
Columbia, owing to illness. Yesterday 
she left for Chicago to receive medical 
attention. 

Miss Tanguay will return to the 
Columbia next Sunday, to remain here 
the following week. She opened last 
Sunday before a capacity audience. 
The Columbia held capacity every show 
until Miss Tanguay left. Foster and 
Foster were added to the program. 

The opening of the Orpheum, 
booked by William Morris, with "The 
Barnyard Romeo" also occurred Sun- 
day. The Orpheum nearly held a 
capacity house at that time. Prices 
of admission were reduced over those 
of last season. 

E. F. Albee, John J. Mufdock and 
Max C. Anderson came to town Tues- 
day. They are looking over and 
studying the three southwestern the- 
atres lately secured by B. F. Keith 
from the Anderson-Ziegler Co. W. M. 
Wilson, of Providence, who has been 
appointed General Auditor for the new 
company, came along at the same 
time, and installed himself. 

Wednesday morning the trio of 
managers left for Louisville, where is 
located the Mary Anderson. They will 
probably drop in at Indianapolis to 
see their other purchase, Grand Opera 
House, before returning east. 

It was reported Wednesday that 
Miss Tanguay was suffering from 
throat trouble, and was on her way 
to New York. It was also said that 
she would very likely rest for a week 
or more before returning to her en- 
gagements. 



MISS JAMS SUCCEEDS "MISS 
GIBBS/* 

Within a fortnight or so "Miss 
Gibbs" will leave the Knickerbocker, 
either for the store-house or go on 
tour, and Elsie Janis will succeed her 
with "The Slim Princess," from the 
Studebaker, Chicago, arriving In 
time to prevent the local theatre be- 
ing closed. 

Miss Janis will remain until ..xaude 
Adams shall take up a tenancy of the 
Knickerbocker, Jan. 2, probably for 
the remainder of the season. 



PICTURES ON WILLIES ROOF. 

With the New York Roof out of the 
moving picture business temporarily, 
through the repulse of Walter Rosen- 
berg by the Klaw & Erlanger forces, 
it is reported that Hammerstein's 
Roof will become the 42nd street cen- 
tre of the pictures-in-the-air game. 

Last spring William Hammerstein 
decided upon a policy for the roof 
this winter. That policy was "pic- 
tures and vaudeville." Mr. Hammer- 
stein has not altogether settled the 
matter, as yet. 

The start is to be made within two 
or three weeks. 



MUSIC PUBLISHER DIVORCED. 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 
Tell Taylor last week secured a di- 
vorce from Buda Taylor on statutory 
grounds. Taylor in his complaint 
mentioned several vaudevillains as 
"affinities." Their names were omit- 
ted from the final record. 



FOUR NEW SHOWS. 

Four new forthcoming musical pro- 
ductions were reported this week. The 
first is "Lower Berth 13." Joseph E. 
Howard has written the music for it, 
with Collin N. Davis attending to the 
lyrics. It is to be presented at the 
Whitney Opera House, Chicago, within 
the next month. B. C. Whitney is 
the producer. 

"The Jingaboo" is another, with 
John Cort as the mainstay. Vincent 
Bryan is attending to the book and 
lyrics for this show. Arthur Pryor is 
the composer. It is the first full mu- 
sical comedy book Mr. Bryan has con- 
structed. 

A forthcoming Shubert show is "In 
Hong Kong." Ed. Madden, Mark Swan 
and Lou Hirsch are the builders. 

For the Princess, Chicago, during 
the next five weeks, Mort H. Singer 
has arranged for "The Genius," a re- 
write of a piece formerly played by 
Edna Goodrich at the time she became 
Mrs. Nat C. Goodwin. Vincent Bryan 
Is also attending to the lyrics for this, 
with the De Mille brothers furnishing 
the new book. Paul Reubens, the com- 
poser from Troy, N. Y., is the music 
writer. 



Chicago, Sept. 29. 

"The Jingaboo Man" is the attrac- 
tion that will undoubtedly replace 
Richard Carle at the Cort theatre. 

"Lower Berth 13," which is to have 
its Chicago premier at the Whitney 
Oct. 15, will be tried on the dog at 
Madison, Wis., Tuesday of that week. 
Gus Sohlke and Frank Tannehill are 
staging the piece. In the cast will be 
found Arthur Deming, Grace Sloan, 
Eddie Hume, Anna and Ruby Fitz- 
hugh, Billy Robinson and William 
Clifton. 



OUT FOR DONLIN AND HITE. 

The Morris circuit is out for Mike 
Donlln and Mabel Hite as a counter 
attraction to the Matthewson-Meyers 
engagement at Hammerstein's. It is 
reported that $1,500 weekly is the 
offer of William Morris for the cou- 
ple who have a few idle weeks before 
restarting on tour in their play of last 
season, "A Certain Party." 

George S. O'Brien is trying to in- 
duce the Donlin and Hite family to ap- 
pear at the American, New York, sim- 
ultaneously with the showing at Ham- 
merstein's of the star battery of the 
Giants. 

Mr. O'Brien is also after the catcher, 
John Kling, of the Chicago Cubs, for 
the same week. Kling appeared for 
Morris for one week in Chicago last 
spring. His salary for the engage- 
ment, $750, was used to pay the fine 
imposed against Kling by the National 
League for insubordination. The check 
is now framed and hangs in the Mor- 
ris office. 

If Mr. Donlin and Miss Hite open 
with the show Oct. 18 as they antici- 
pate, the vaudeville engagement is 
postponed indefinitely. The Hammer- 
stein baseball week commences Oct. 
24. 



LAUDER LATER ON? 

Unless Harry Lauder arrives at ar- 
rangements satisfactory to himself 
with English managers he will not 
appear in New York during this month 
as at first scheduled. The present en- 
gagement was to have been for four 
weeks. It is reported Mr. Lauder does 
not consider the demands made by the 
English managers reasonable for the 
short time he will be away, and pre- 
fers to postpone his American return 
trip until during Christmas time. Then 
a release is more likely from the Glas- 
gow house where Mr. Lauder is en- 
gaged for pantomime. 

If the panto management likewise 
places a prohibitive figure for a post- 
ponement of the Lauder engagement, 
the Scotchman will defer his appear- 
ance on the Morris circuit until next 
March. 

London, Sept. 21. 

Harry Lauder is probably the sor- 
est man in England. This week the 
comedian said to a Variety represent- 
ative: "Well, I suppose you know I'm 
not going to America this season. The 
managers over here are an ungrateful 
lot. They want absolutely too much 
for my release and they have made the 
trip impossible for me." 

A member of the "Syndicate" halls, 
which holds contracts with Lauder, 
stated that in his case, he could only 
say that through the death of the Kin 
the "Syndicate" had fallen behind 
in profits and they looked to the 
Scotchman to raise up the bank ac- 
count once more. 

On the other hand, it is storied that 
if Henri Gros had lived there would 
not have been any trouble over the 
Lauder American visit. With his death 
a new general management brought 
changes. 



DUNN AND GLAZIER DISSOLVE. 

Duluth, Sept. 29. 

Arthur Dunn and Marie Glazier did 
not appear at the Orpheum this week 
as billed. Notice of cancellation was 
received at the last moment. 

It is reported the couple have sev- 
ered their stage partnership. Three 
weeks yet remained for the act to ful- 
fill its Orpheum circuit contracts. 



HENDERSON AND "KIDDIES." 

Atlantic City, Sept. 29. 

Next week at Young's Pier Jack 
Henderson and his "Kiddies" will ap- 
pear as a new turn, in a skit written 
by Louis Weslyn. Mr. Henderson ap- 
peared with Valeska Suratt in "The 
Belle of the Boulevard," also in the 
Suratt show afterward. 

The two girls were with "The Sum- 
mer Widowers" at the Broadway. Alf 
T. Wilton of New York placed the act 
for Young's, through Ben Harris. 



BUYS COX'S INTEREST. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 29. 
Geo. B. Cox has disposed of his in- 
terest in the Walnut Street theatre to 
Anderson & Ziegler. 



PHENOMENA IN YONKERS. 

Yonkers, N. Y., Sept. 29. 

Slip Yonkers a notice; it's a regular 
show town, because Eddie Keller Is 
going to hold over for next week 
Blossom Seeley, at the Warburton. 

Not alone is Miss Seeley about the 
only female "single" who ever scored 
a real hit In Yonkers, but she is the 
first to be held over here. 



PRIZE PLAYLET CLOSED. 

"The Old Flute Player," written by 
Charles T. Dazey, in which Carl Sauer- 
mann was featured, was laid on the 
shelf following the engagement at 
Milwaukee, Sauermann and his sup- 
porting company returned to New 
York. The act failed to make the im- 
pression expected. Mr. Sauermann 
was one of the leading members of 
the German stock company at the Irv- 
ing Place Theatre. The playlet was 
the one decided as the best of sev- 
eral thousand offered for considera- 
tion to a committee of dramatic critics 
of New York daily papers at the 
Actor's Fund Fair, which was held 
last spring. The Orpheum Circuit 
fathered the contest, produced the 
playlet, and started it on the Orpheum 
time in the west. 

At the Orpheum offices this week it 
was stated that "The Flute Player" 
might be recasted and sent on tour 
once more. 



POWERS', CHICAGO, FOR SINGER. 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 

It leaks out that Mort Singer has 
been negotiating with Harry J. Pow- 
ers for a lease of Powers' Theatre 
for musical comedy purposes. Within 
a few weeks the new Blackstone, at 
Wabash avenue and Hubbard Court, 
will open and the attractions which 
have been playing Powers', Chicago's 
most exclusively first-class theatre, 
will presumably be switched to the 
new theatre. 

It is understood that Powers was 
scary of Singer, solely upon the ground 
that there might be a possibility of 
the house being swung to the Shu- 
berts through Singer's good offices. 
Singer now has the Princess and is 
booking it with the "Independents." 

Neither Powers or the Princess can 
be considered as being particularly 
well located for theatre purposes; this 
fact made musical comedies in the 
Princess an up-hill game and presum- 
ably helped Powers in his decision to 
build the Blackstone near the Lake 
Front. 



FISHELL PUTS PRINCESS OVER. 

St. Louis, Sept. 29. 

With only two exceptions, Monday 
and Tuesday night of last week, the 
first fourteen nights at the new Prin- 
cess (Morris vaudeville) were turna- 
ways. Manager Dan S. Fishell esti- 
mates the attendance for the two 
weeks at 30,000. 

Opening week with "The Barn- 
yard Romeo," and the public curious 
to see a new house naturally meant 
record receipts, but when it was fol- 
lowed by capacity five nights the sec- 
ond week, the success of the up-town 
theatre in St. Louis was assured. It is 
now declared merely a question of 
Morris supplying the acts. 

The Columbia business has not fall- 
en off. It held a capacity audience 
Sunday night. Both houses are hav- 
ing good matinees. The legitimate 
theatres are not doing so well, some 
suffering heavily. 

The two burlesque nouses have 
great starts for the season. 



Charles Ahearn and his troupe will 
play next week Mr. Ahearn's home 
town, New Haven, 



VARIETY 



100,000 SUNDAY CONCERT 

PATRONS IN NEW YORK CITY 



Manhattan and Bronx Contribute 100,000 in the 
Greater New York. Other Boroughs 60,000 



Approximately 100,000 people per- 
colated through the doors of the the- 
atres In Manhattan and the Bronx 
Sunday to enjoy the Sunday concerts 
offered by the management. 

Such a conservative estimate proves 
beyond all doubt that the Gothamites 
appreciate entertainment on the Sab- 
bath day and an investigation by a 
Variktv representative last Sunday 
further shows that the Sunday con- 
certs are liberally patronized. 

Last Sunday was the first day for 
"concerts" this season, having a clear 
field in weather conditions, and no 
competition from sea-shore resorts. 
While later on the attendance in 
some of the houses will improve, the 
estimate of 100,000 is about the aver- 
age Sunday attendance on this side 
of the Brooklyn Bridge in Oreater 
New York. Across the East River, 
taking in Brooklyn and other places 
of amusement in the greater city, 
there must have been 60,000 more 
who contented themselves with a clean 
and wholesome entertainment on the 
Sabbath instead of investing any 
money in red liquor at forbid- 
den places. 

Neither at nor near any theatre 
among the many visited by the Varietv 
representative was a disturbance of 
any nature noted. In each the audi- 
ence was a quiet, orderly crowd, who 
came to be entertained. 

Many of the houses did a turnaway 
business; others had out the "S.R.O." 
sign, and some held almost capacity. 
Hammerstein's Victoria was filled to 
overflowing at night. The matinee 
business was big. The regular vau- 
deville bill was given with Gus Ed- 
wards' "Song Revue," White and Stu- 
art, and Ed. F. Reynard as the fea- 
tures. Many were unable to obtain 
seats and stood up during the per- 
formance. At the American Music 
Hall where Harry Von Tilzer and 
Wish Wynne were the principal art- 
ists, the house was sold out long bo- 
fore the curtain went up for the night 
entertainment and standing room was 
at a premium. A large number were 
turned away. The Columbia had fair 
business at the matinee, while at night 
few empty seats were noticeable. 
There was a decided increase in the 
business over the preceding Sunday. 

Feiber & Shea, who have leased the 
Grand Opera House from Cohan & 
Harris for Sunday concerts, were well 
pleased with the increase there over 
the previous Sunday, as well as at the 
Columbia, which the same firm has 
on Sundays. Business jumped at least 
one-third and fully 1,800 people saw 
the night bill, which embraced eight 
acts. H. C. Swift, who represents 
Cohan & Harris at the house, is con- 
fident that as the weather becomes 
colder that capacity business will pre- 
vail. 



Fourteenth street theatres, includ- 
ing the five cent places where only 
moving pictures and illustrated songs 
are offered, did remarkable business 
Sunday. Undoubtedly the largest 
audience in the city gathered at the 
Academy of Music for the night vau- 
deville show. Every nook and cranny 
was filled with humanity, and at least 
3,400 people passed inside. The mati- 
nee audience was also big. "The Fu- 
turity Winner," Dan Burke and Five 
"Wonder Girls" and Gene Green of- 
fered the principal acts. 

The Olympic, which had Ben Welch, 
Frank McCormack & Co., Hawthorne 
and Burt, and the Camille Trio, as its 
feature acts, did excellent matinee 
business, while the house was sold out 
at night and many purchased stand- 
ing room to attend the vaudeville con- 
cert on the stage where burlesque 
holds forth on week days. The Dew- 
ey did capacity business at the night 
performances. The Unique, E. L. 
Weill, manager, did a rushing business 
afternoon and night. "Small Time" 
vaudeville and moving pictures were 
offered at both these places. 

•Keith -Proctor's Bijou Dream, which 
has a seating capacity of 1,100 and 
features light vaudeville and pictures, 
was crowded from the time it opened 
in the afternoon until the last film 
was run at night. John Buck, house 
manager, and his assistant, A. J. 
Schreiber, say that the business 
reaches the high water mark Satur- 
days and Sundays. Crystal Hall and 
the Comedy, in the same block, run- 
ning pictures and illustrated songs, 



were packed at every show. Manager 
A. A. Kauffman, of the Comedy, said 
business is always good as long as the 
weather permits the people to get out- 
doors. The Crystal Hall management 
claims Sunday's attendance was the 
largest recorded in three months. The 
seating capacity is 299, but at least a 
dozen shows are given on Sunday. 
The West Fourteenth street theatre, 
vaudeville and pictures, did standing 
room business at night. The Fair, a 
five cent picture place, seating 288 and 
having four reels of pictures, was fill- 
ed both afternoon and evening. 

The Fifth Avenue did fairly good 
business at the matinee, while specu- 
lators put standing room on sale at 
night. The sidewalk ticket merchants 
had the best seats at their mercy and 
many curbed their desire to enter 
rather than purchase. The speculators 
were bolder at the Fifth Avenue en- 
trance than any other house of enter- 
tainment visited by the Variety rep- 
resentative. At 8:45, when the show 
had gotten a good start, the specu- 
lators still had their seats. In the 
rear of the house the people stood in 
two rows. The break in the audience 
was noticeable. 

The Savoy filled everything but the 
aisles. Vaudeville and pictures com- 
prised the entertainment. Manager 
Gane, of the Manhattan, up to five 
Sunday afternoon, had 1,800 people 
pass through his theatre doors. Fully 
1,200 more came at night. The seat- 
ing capacity was taxed to its limit, the 
bleacher-like balcony seats being fully 
occupied. 

Ted Marks, who has just assumed 
the management of Morris' Plaza, was 
pleased with the attendance at the first 
Sunday concert. The house "ads" fea- 
tured Edna Aug, but as a surprise 
William Morris had "Scrooge," the 
Charles Dickens' sketch, produced un- 
der the title of "A Christmas Carol," 
and it was appreciated by both mati- 
nee and night audiences. While no 
records were broken, the attendance 
was satisfactory for the first "Sunday" 
of the season at the Plaza. 




The matinee business at the Murray 
Hill almost equaled the night receipts, 
both houses being large, but not of 
capacity proportions. The gallery sec- 
tion was the best represented. Seven 
acts, including Sydney Deane and Co., 
and the "Two Pucks," were given with 
the pictures, and a phonographic de- 
scription of "the late unpleasantness" 
at Reno. 

At Columbus Circle and Lincoln 
Square the theatres did a thriving 
business. The Majestic, with a seat- 
ing capacity of 1,590, had standing 
room only for sale. C. E. Sewards, 
who represents the Loew interests, put 
on an extra act, Carolyn Dixon. Vau- 
deville and pictures were on the bill. 

The last Sunday show before "The 
Chocolate Soldier" supplants the vau- 
deville bill at the Circle, brought out 
a large attendance. The house was 
filled at night, six acts and five pic- 
ture reels furnishing diversion. The 
Shuberts are now in control of the 
Circle, which changes its policy Oct. 
3 to legitimate attractions. It is un- 
derstood that Sunday vaudeville con- 
certs will be given at the Circle, start- 
ing Oct. 9. The house will be dark 
to-morrow (Oct. 2). 

The Lincoln Square theatre could 
not accommodate the people who ap- 
plied for admittance. Manager Chas. 
Ferguson wore an expansive smile. 
Six acts and six films were offered. 

The Colonial was sold out from pit 
to dome Sunday night, and the after- 
noon business touched the capacity 
mark. Valeska Suratt and Billy Gould 
were headlined. 

"Miner's in the Bronx" did an excel- 
lent Sunday business. It was the first 
concert of the season and the attend- 
ance, while not of record breaking 
numbers, was good at both shows. 
The seating capacity of this new Bronx 
home of burlesque is 1,806. Nine vau- 
deville acts and pictures were given. 

At the Alhambra, Gotham, Harlem 
Opera House, Hurtlg & Seamon's, West 
End, Keith-Proctor's 58th and 425th 
street, Metropolis, Star, Yorkville, 
Bronx, Nemo, the matinee and night 
returns were very big. 



MAJESTIC THEATRE, WACO, TEX. 

This Is oiip of a chain of manv theatres booked by the HODKINS L.YIUC VAUDEVILLE 
ASSOCIATION', from the principal office of the '-Ircult In the CHICAGO OPERA HOUSE MUILD- 
ING. CHICAGO. 

POX PROS, are properletors and managers of the house, which hns a seating capacity of 
about 1,100. 

Six acta are used, two shows being given every evening, with a Saturday matinee. 



AN EXCITING ELOPEMENT. 

Wheeling, W. Va., Sept. 29. 

With an irate father-in-law speed- 
ing toward them fully determined to 
stop the matrimonial alliance at any 
cost, Cortez Mercer Templeton, of Dil- 
la and Templeton, contortionists, and 
Myrna Ethelyn Gease, a Columbus (O.) 
girl, were married between shows in 
the greenroom of the Apollo Theatre, 
where the groom was playing. 

Papa Gease trailed the couple so 
closely they could not carry out their 
first plan of being married in Ohio, 
but continued to Wheeling, where an- 
other license was procured. Mr. (lease 
secured a West Virginia warraul, 
charging Templeton with perjury (his 
daughter's age being misrepresented) 
but the process server was outwitted. 
Templeton and his bride went to To- 
ledo to enjoy their honeymoon with- 
out interruption. 

When Templeton finished his act at 
Wheeling he slipp'-d his street clothes 
over his tights, the house lights were 
momentarily extinguished, when he 
and his wife "beat it" out. through the 
front way unknown to the officer in 
the rear. 



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QUIET AFFILIATION WEEK. 

"All quiet along the Potomac" 
might be fittingly applied to the com- 
mittee meetings at which there was to 
be discussed the matter of the affilia- 
tion of the White Rats with the Am- 
erican Federation of Labor. 

The White Rats' side of the prop- 
osition is in the hands of Harry 
Mountford, Junie McCree and another 
member. The Actor's International 
Union also has a committee of three, 
while the seventh member of the com- 
mittee is delegated from the State 
Federation. 

During the week past there were 
no meetings, but it is believed that 
those concerned will get together re- 
garding the question early next week. 

It was said Wednesday that the 
regular weekly meeting of the White 
Rats in their club room a Tuesday 
night was a rather heated one; that 
the rank and file of the organization 
were up in arms over the request for 
affiliation with the National Federa- 
tion of Labor. 

The members of the order outside 
of the Board of Directors and Its 
secretary are reported to have been 
unaware of the proposed labor affilia- 
tion was on foot until informed by 
the article in Variety last week. 
The feeling was, according to report, 
that a matter of such grave im- 
portance, should have been brought 
up at a general meeting for discus- 
sion. It is now rumored that there 
is much doubt of an affiliation with 
the Rats and labor men under any 
circumstances. 



REHEARSALS POSTPONED. 

"The Lady's Man," in which Victor 
Moore Is to be starred by George Led- 
erer this season, went into rehearsal 
last week. After three days of work 
the company were informed that the 
rehearsals would be postponed inde- 
flnately. 

Mr. Lederer asked the company to 
wait but stated that if they had other 
opportunities offered he would not 
stand in the way of their accepting 
them. 



A REAL ROMANCE. 

A real romance of the stage will 
transpire next week when Mme. 
Emmy will remarry Karl Emmy. It 
is three years ago since Mme. Emmy 
divorced Karl. Lately Mme. retired 
from the stage, living privately in 
New York City. 

Early in the summer her former 
husband reached the Big Alley with 
about the classiest thing in an ani- 
mal act that vaudeville has produced. 
It is called Karl Emmy's Pets. Mr. 
Emmy received so many engagements 
in the East that he was a frequent 
visitor to the big city. 

Before Mme. Emmy left the 
variety stage, she had a dandy little 
animal act of her own, 'so good it 
has been missed. Wherefore when 
she and Karl met, they were on 
mutual conversational ground about 
"acts," and incidental to that the old 
lovemajdng started afresh. 

Everything was forgiven and for- 
gotten. Some day fiext week, the 
parted Emmys are to become one 
once more. 



FRAMING UP A CASE. 

A case to be carried before the Li- 
cense Commissioner is now in pro- 
cess of formation by the Denis F. 
O'Brien, attorney for the White Rats, 
from a general understanding which 
seems to prevail in agency circles. 

The facts as reported about are that 
an agency firm booked a single act Into 
a New York vaudeville theatre for 
$125. It was a week's engagement. 
The agents are said to have obtained 
the written consent of the act to play 
the week for $7 5. 

At the expiration of the engagement, 
the management paid the agents the 
stipulated salary, $125, and the agent 
gave the act $75, as agreed upon. 

The act (from the west) has had 
much switching between agents, since 
landing in New York. He spoke of 
the money matter afterwards. Reach- 
ing the Rats, it was taken up by Mr. 
O'Brien, who is said to have applied 
for a warrant under the new law for 
the arrest of the agency firm. The 
Assistant District Attorney attached 
to the police court, advised proceed- 
ings before the License Commission 
before a warrant should be obtained. 
The District Attorney raised the point 
that the agents had technically re- 
ceived no money from the actor, since 
the latter never had physical posses- 
sion of it, the payment having been 
made direct to the agents by the man- 
agement. 

The agency firm is one which claims 
to be the "representative" or "man- 
ager" of acts, and not engaged in the 
agency business. It is said that the 
agents depend upon a mutual agree- 
ment with signed papers to back up 
their contention of a lawful trans- 
action. 

The prosecution, if the matter 
comes before the Commissioner, will 
contend the agency is evading the new 
law, and conducting its business as 
an agent without a license. 

It is rumored that very shortly the 
Agency Law will be brought into court 
for an interpretation of all Its pro- 
visions, and to test its constitution- 
ality. 



PLANS FOR MUSIC HALL. 

The plans for the Lew Fields' Mu- 
sic Hall, to be the title applied to 
the remodelled American Horse Ex- 
change building at 50th street and 
Broadway when it is opened next De- 
cember, were filed last week. 

The alterations will cost approxi- 
mately $200,000. The renovation will 
include, besides the Music Hall, a cafe 
and restaurant on the Broadway and 
50th street side, with the main en- 
trance being on Broadway. 

The Music Hall will measure 90x 
157, stage 45x75 feet. The lower floor 
will have 1,200 seats, with 400 in the 
balcony, 25 boxes will help make a 
large seating capacity. 



COMMENCING TO TURN OVER. 

Evansville, Sept. 20. 

Because of a stated inability to se- 
cure a sufficient number of dramatic 
attractions to keep the Local Bijou in 
profitable operation. Jake Wells has 
decided to turn the theatre into a 
three-show a day house, booked by 
Simon's Princess Exchange, Louisville. 

Four acts and pictures will be 
given. Four shows Sunday. 



DIES OF YELLOW FEVER. 

Para, Brazil, Sept. 12. 

Mrs. Hattie Trefle died to-day of 
yellow fever. She was removed to 
the hospital Sept. 6. 

The deceased came to Para with 
the Nixon magical troupe, who opened 
Sept. 2, with five other American acts, 
booked for this point through Sidney 
I. Rankin, of New York City. 

The death prevented performances 
being given. The artists stated they 
were in no condition to appear to-day 
being greatly grieved by the sudden 
death. 

The acts booked through Rankin 
and who arrived together are the 
Nixon company, Nillson's Aerial Bal- 
let, Walthour Troupe of cyclists, Nel- 
son and Nelson, Cailonlte, and Blanche 
Sloane. 

There are other cases of yellow 
fever here. The Americans may ter- 
minate their engagement through 
dread of the scourage. At certain sea- 
sons of the year this section of the 
country is dangerous for foreigners to 
venture into, and Americans are warn- 
ed to avoid engagements. 



MORRIS' "FUTURITY WINNER." 

The Morris circuit has engaged 
"The Futurity Winner" for an en- 
gagement of twenty weeks this sea- 
son, to be played within thirty con- 
secutive weeks. 

The act was placed with Harry Leon- 
hardt, who has made an arrangement 
with Jos. Hart to reproduce Hart's for- 
mer successes. Mr. Leonhardt's first 
of this series was "Polly Pickle's Pets" 
which opened upon the American Roof 
in the summer. 

Mr. Lepnhardt is now conducting 
business as Harry Leonhardt, Inc., in 
the former offices of Rogers, Leonhardt 
& Curtis in the Knickerbocker The- 
atre building. It is understood Elmer 
F. Rogers and Fred Curtis have retir- 
ed from the firm. Mr. Curtis still re- 
tains desk room in the offices. How- 
ard Herrick, the press representative, 
is also there. 



FOREIGN "SPLIT" TOO. 

The United Booking Offices esteems 
the "split commission" scheme so 
highly that it is said no more connec- 
tions with foreign agents will be made 
unless the foreign as well as the nat- 
ive agents consent to a "split" of their 
five per cent. fee. 

This was learned last week when 
a foreign agent, in conjunction with 
another, submitted an application to 
E. F. Albee to act for the big agency. 

The new ruling regarding the for- 
eigners does not affect the agents who 
bring acts from abroad, now doing 
business with the United. 



E. E. AT IT AGAIN. 

Edward Evergreen Rice is at it 
again. This time It is to be a produc- 
tion of a Scottish piece called "Annie 
Laurie," and the veteran musical com- 
edy manager and producer has asso- 
ciated with him a William Flattery, 
who 18 at the head of the Cambride 
Amusement Company. 

The new production Is to go into 
rehearsal shortly. In its cast will be 
found Adelaide Cummlngs, who until 
last week was a member of a vaude- 
ville sketch called "The Old Flute 
Player." 



B. A. MYERS IN T. B. O. 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 

Barney Myers has joined issues with 
E. P. Churchill and Walter F. Keefe 
in the Theatrical Booking Corporation 
and will swing the acts which he is 
now booking to the new circuit, which 
will be increased in size and import- 
ance through the acquisition of several 
theatres between here and New York 
which Myers brings with him into the 
organization. 

Mr. Myers arrived in Chicago last 
Saturday and for two days was in con- 
sultation with Churchill and Keefe 
before it was generally known that he 
was in town. To a Variety represent- 
ative Myers said he has decided to 
swing his entire influence to the "T. 
B. C," having acquired a financial in- 
terest in the corporation. He will be- 
come eastern representative of the new 
"opposition" and will change his busi- 
ness methods from that of an artist's 
representative, exclusively, to the con- 
duct of a general booking agency. 

Although a definite statement was 
withheld, on the grounds of business 
policy, Myers stated that eight the- 
atres between here and New York will 
soon be added to the "T. B. C." books, 
and that more will subsequently be 
acquired. There is now a sufficient 
money representation, according to 
Churchill, who is business manager of 
the organization, to admit of acquiring 
theatres either by lease or outright 
purchase in towns where it seems de- 
sirable to have representation. 

Messrs. Myers, Churchill and Keefe 
were all positive in their statement 
that the "T. B. C." would not be af- 
filiated or allied with William Morris 
or any other existing circuit or com- 
bination of managers. The policy of 
the new corporation will be to estab- 
lish itself independent of everybody, 
to acquire the booking or management 
of theatres where their purposes will 
best be served to book acts and, on My- 
ers behalf, to continue representing 
Individual acts. Myers has arranged 
his affairs so that he can continue his 
former business exactly as before. 

Just at present the "T. B. C." is 
booking only the original Walter F. 
Keefe theatres and the Churchill 
houses in Peoria and Grand Rapids. 
Offices have been established In the 
Schiller building in the rooms Keefe 
has occupied all along. Since its for- 
mation Keefe and Churchill have 
been devoting most of their time to 
filling up their shows. 



WEBER AND FIELDS' PIECE. 

"An English Daisy" is an old piece 
that was produced by Weber and 
Fields. Will Philips, who appeared 
in "Havana" and other musical come- 
dies, together with Ollie Mack 
(formerly Murray and Mack) have 
booked by Alf T. Wilton. Each 
will play a familiar role. Flora de 
Kingsley is the female support. 



"SHAPIRO" GOES IN TORONTO. 

At 101 Yonge street. Toronto, Oct. 
10, "Shapiro," the music publishing 
firm, will throw open another of its 
retail stores for the distribution of 
popular music at so much per copy. 



Clarice Vance is expected to open 
on the Morris Circuit Oct. 10. 



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October 1 



No. 4 



Harry Kelly and "The Deacon and 
The Lady" open at the New York The- 
atre next Tuesday. Mayne Gerhue is 
with the show; also Ed. Wynn. 



Alan Dale admits he could cry, but 
denies that the printed billing around 
the city proclaiming that " 'Mother' 
made Alan Dale cry" is true. 



Elbert Hubbard starts vaudeville 
sometime this month at Milwaukee, 
with other middle western houses af- 
ter, thence to the Orpheum Circuit. 



The Ainoros Sisters are playing at 
Hammerstein's this week, with the two 
sisters only in the turn, the third girl 
lately added having been left out. 

"Blinky's Last Trick," a dramatic 
sketch along the lines of "Alias Jimmy 
Valentine" is to have its vaudeville 
premier within the next three weeks. 



Cliff Berzac may not return to Am- 
erica for some time. Mrs. Berzac is 
with her husband in England, await- 
ing an important happening. 



Jack Allen has purchased the in- 
terest of his brother, Edgar Allen, in 
the agency firm of Weber & Allen. 
Edgar may return to the stage. 



Bawls and Van Kaufman, after a 
ftix weeks' stay in New York City will 
start Nov. 13 over the Sullivan-Con- 
sidine circuit. They spent the sum- 
mer at "Mush Keaton," Mich. 



"The Grape Girl" is another of the 
musical productions that will fly the 
banner of Henry W. Savage this sea- 
son. The piece Is by Gustav Luders 
and J. Clarence Harvey. 



"The Incubator Girls" may be re- 
vived by Wayne and Des Roches if a 
sufficiently large salary agreement is 
secured for the couple from foreign 
managers by Paul Durand. 



Wish Wynne, the English character 
singer, held over at the American this 
week, is the last booking abroad made 
for the Morris Circuit by the late Geo. 
M. Leventritt. 

Walsh, Lynch and Co. have been 
placed for sixteen weeks in the middle 
west by Pat Casey. The players of 
"Huckins' Run" open Oct. 3, at the 
Temple, Ft. Wayne. 



Marvelous Vanls is the title of a 
new wire act, opening this week at the 
Grand, Evansville, made up from the 
Three Nevarros and the addition of a 
girl to the party. 

James and Sadie Leonard and 
Richard Anderson will resume their 
interrupted tour of the United time, 
opening next Monday at the Bronx, 
New York. 



Tom Barry, with three people, will 
appear in Mr. Barry's sequel to his 
"Nick Carter" sketch. The new 
piece is called "A. D. T." It opens 
in Meriden, Conn., next week. 



Helen Robertson, a legitimate 
player, will be presented by the Dan 
Casey Co. in one of C. T. Dazey's 
sketches, called "The Show Girl." 
Three other people will compose the 
cast. 



"In Bad," the "No. 2" of "Back To 
Boston," starts on the Sun Circuit next 
week, placed by the Dan Casey Co., 
which has a second edition of "Base- 
ballitis" in preparation for the "small 
time" also. 

Rose Berry who has been appearing 
on the "small time" for a couple of 
seasons was taken in charge by Alf. 
T. Wilton for a "big house" route, 
after presenting a new act last Sunday 
in New York. 

"The Justice of Gideon" written by 
Eleanor Gates, will play at Proctor's 
Newark, next week If Edwin Holt, the 
principal player of the cast present- 
ing the piece, is recovered from his 
sudden illness by that time. 



Lou Hanvey, Mike Coakley and 
Joe Dunlevy will tour as "The Town 
Hall Minstrels," employing the act in 
use last season by Coakley, McBrlde 
and Subers. The new three-act opens 
October 3 at Keith's, Philadelphia. 



Bert Levy, the cartoonist, is to re- 
turn to this side in December, and will 
be at Hammerstein's Christmas week. 
Before leaving Europe he will play for 
Alfred Butt in the provinces and at 
the Palace in London. 

"Naughty Marietta" is the title that 
the latest efTort from the pen of Victor 
Herbert bears. It is a light opera in 
which Oscar Hammerstein Is to star 
Mme. Trentlnl at the Manhattan Opera 
House some time this season. 



Barrows-Lan caster Co. are dicker- 
ing for "Books," the piece played in 
vaudeville by Harry Tighe. It was 
written by Phil Troup, of the New 
Haven (Conn.) Union. Jim Clancy 
is acting as intermediary. 



Louie Gilson, "The Little Magnet" 
who was removed to Bellevue Hospital 
and entered there as a patient three 
weeks ago was discharged from that 
institution last Saturday, and is at 
present stopping at the Arlington Ho- 
tel on West 38th Street. 



The Six O'Connor Sisters, lately 
with Billie Burke's "Foolish Factory," 
have formed themselves into a sing- 
ing sextet in "one" and will be direc- 
ted by Jack Levy. The six girls are 
truly sisters. There are two more at 
home besides. 



Martin Beck, in an interview with 
an Evansville (Ind.) newspaper, an- 
nounced last week that the Orpheum 
would enter both Oklahoma City and 
Terre Haute through a booking ar- 
rangement, until theatres could be 
erected in those towns. 

Bessie Clifford, recently returned 
from Europe, left New York Thursday 
to Join "The Three Twins." After a 
short tour with that show Miss Clif- 
ford will enter vaudeville under the 
direction of Helen H. Lehmann, of the 
Dan Casey Co. 



"Tales of Hoffman," the vaudeville 
operatic production by Homer Lind 
will first see the light at Lowell, 
Mass., next week. Mr. Lind pre- 
sented at Yonkers this week "The 
Romance of a Song," another of his 
musical pieces. 



Belle Mora, of Meirer and Mora, 
will appear for one "showing" 
around New York City as a "single." 
Then the couple will return to 
Europe to play dates, having jumped 
over only to see folks and have Miss 
Mora present herself alone. 



Spadoni will go to his European 
home and return to America again 
before taking up the latest United 
bookings secured for the heavy- 
weight juggler by M. S. Bentham. 
The time commences December 5 at 
Philadelphia. 

"Love's Germ," a new production 
by Valerie Bergere, is at Albany this 
week, "showing." Another of Miss 
Bergere's works, "Two Women" is 
booked for Proctor's, Newark, next 
week. Al. Sutherland Is placing the 
Bergere productions in vaudeville, 
five in all. 



Charles Kschert leaves New York 
Monday for two weeks in the woods. 
Upon returning Mr. Eschert will 
again make the Al. Sutherland office 
his headquarters. The Atlantic Gar- 
dens closes with variety shows Sun- 
day. "Yiddish" drama opens in the 
old hall Oct. 4. 

Jenie Jacobs was operated upon 
last Monday afternoon for what the 
agentess though was a tumor. The 
surgeons said it was a light malignant 
growth, which Jenie could have carried 
for fifty years longer. She is fully 
recovered and returned to her home 
to-day. 



"Mme. Sherry's" music is the suc- 
cessor to "The Merry Widow" waltz 
in the New York restaurants. At the 
New Amsterdam, where the musical 
comedy is playing, the weekly receipts 
average around $20,000. The house 
is practically sold out for three weeks 
in advance. 



"The Monkey's Paw," an English 
sketch with a thrill in its finale, opens 
at the American Monday. Other 
new turns for New York on the pro- 
gram are Irwin and Herzog, a West- 
ern team of young men who sing and 
play; Jessie Broughton, an English 
girl, and Johnson Clarke, a foreign 
ventriloquist. 



Tom Terrls played "Scrooge" in 
the English sketch of that name at 
the American Tuesday. Charles 
Dodsworth, who takes the role, lost 
his voice in the morning. Mr. Ter- 
rls jumped in on short notice. The 
applause was as voluminous as usual. 
Mr. Terris responded with a speech 
to quiet it. 



The Aviution Meet at Belmont Park, 
New York, to be held the latter part 
of this month will have for fliers 
Ralph Johnstone, Walter Brooklns, 
Charles K. Hamilton, Claude Gra- 
hame-White, James Radley, Alexander 
Olglvle, Thomas S. Baldwin, John B. 
Moissant, Henry Weyman, Tod Schrei- 
ber, Alfred Le Blanc, Count Jacques 
de Lessep, Leon Morane, Hubert 
Latham, Emil Auburn, and others. 



The Orpheum Circuit has sent out a 
general letter of instruction to all of 
their house managers as a result of 
Martin Beck's recent trip over the 
circuit. The letter prohibits the dis- 
play of music covers in the orchestra 
on which the name of the publisher 
appears in large type, the singing of 
parodies or songs that places any 
nationality, creed, religious or racial 
characteristic In a ridiculous light, 
and the attempts at 'song plugging." 



Vardon, Perry and \ViH>ei' returned 
to New York, Sept. 23, from the other 
side. The trio have been abroad for 
two years, having left to fill an en- 
gagement of three weeks only. They 
were retained and booked all over 
Great Britain, also at many Continental 
houses. "Those Three Boys" opened 
on the Sullivan-Considine Circuit 
Sept. 25, and will play westward, visit- 
ing their homes on the Coast, return- 
ing to England in the spring for re- 
turn bookings. 

Kurno'H Comedy Co. Is billed to 
appear next week at the Colonial in 
"The Wows Wows," a new piece. 
The Knglish organization, which last 
appeared over here for William Mor- 
ris (and was on the blacklist when 
Percy G. Williams engaged it for his 
circuit) is again under the manage- 
ment of Alf Reeves, brother of Billie 
("The Drunk"). Billie interested 
himself in the rebooking of his 
brother's company by the United Of- 
fices. Alf having returned to Kng- 
lniid with the show last sprint. An- 
other new turn at the Colonial will 
be "The Courtiers." a B. A. Rolfe 
number, booked in by Bat Casey. 



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OBJECT TO "STRENGTHENER8." 

While whatever friction exists 
among certain Eastern Burlesque 
Wheel managers is being discreetly 
screened from public gaze, there is apt 
to be an off-shoot in the matter of 
Gus Hill and his "Midnight Maidens." 

While the show played Washington 
the week before last and Cleveland 
last week, it carried two extra attrac- 
tions, ordered into the performance, 
it is reported, without the knowledge 
or consent of Manager Hill. 

According to the regulations as un- 
derstood governing extra attractions 
on the Eastern Wheel, one-half the 
cost for one or more is to be borne 
by the house management. The re- 
port is that if this does not occur in 
the Hill matter, Mr. Hill is contemplat- 
ing proceedings to recover the differ- 
ence. r„ 

"The Midnight Maidens" was order- 
ed strengthened by the censor commit- 
tee of the Wheel during its recent trip. 
The opinion of the three men did not 
coincide with that of Hill's regarding 
his show, though Mr. Hill proceeded to 
carry out the instructions, engaging 
Mabelle Morgan, an English artist, to 
lead the company at a weekly salary 
of $160. 



A FRIENDLY PAIR. 

Boston, Sept. 29. 

Jack Johnson, the champion heavy- 
weight, is at the Columbia this week, 
and Sam Langford, who has chal- 
lenged him repeatedly for the title, is 
showing at the Howard Atheneum. 
These two husky duskies are as friend- 
ly as the Shuberts and K. & E. 

They are saying all sorts of sweet 
things about each other. Training to 
keep In condition is unnecessary, as 
the hammer swinging that they have 
been doing all week should keep them 
in shape. 



LIKES A MONEY MAKER. 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 

Millie De Leon, "The Girl In Blue," 
after having been the feature last 
week with "The Beauty Trust" at the 
Alhambra, is to again to assist "The 
Bon Tons" at the same house next 
week. 

Millie and "The Beauty Trust" at- 
tracted nearly $6,000 to the Alham- 
bra box office. The attendance at "The 
Behman Show" there this week will 
fall below that figure. 

Viewing the disparity between the 
statements of the business, Max Weber 
decided to have "The Girl In Blue" 
back. 

"The Bon Tons" belong to Weber & 
Rush. 



SHOWS FOR THE COUNTRY. 

William Jennings and James Con- 
uell are rehearsing a burlesque shew, 
"Manhattan Gaiety Girls," which will 
open during the early part of October 
in Salem, N. J. 

Jennings will handle the principal 
comedy role, Mabel Webb will be the 
prima donna. Captolia Snyder has 
been engaged as soubret. Colentia and 
her "Salome" dance will be featured. 

"The High Flyers" is the title of 
another show which Harry Kostar and 
Charles Cromwell will take out on the 
road next month, opening in Connecti- 
cut about Oct. 10. 



OVERLOOKED NOTHING. 

A certain burlesque manager who 
has never become noted for extrava- 
gance in the shows he has been con- 
nected with, called upon a music pub- 
lisher within the past week to return 
to him twenty-five cents weekly, while 
the show employed one of the pub- 
lisher's songs. 

The expense item was for pepper- 
mint lozengers, thrown to the audience 
during the number. Three trips a 
representative made to the publish- 
ing firm, demanding the first week's 
payment of the quarter. The publisher 
laughed each time, thinking it was a 
Joke of some sort, and not seeing the 
point. After the third trip, the man- 
ager called up on the phone, demand- 
ing to know why the amount had not 
been paid, and saying he would dis- 
continue the use of the song unless 
a settlement was made. 

When the publisher discovered the 
manager was in earnest, he Inquired 
why the show did not purchase the 
lozengers by wholesale, when the bill 
for the entire season would be $4. He 
offered to settle for that amount at 
once, but objected to doling out twen- 
ty-five cents weekly. 

The manager grew wrathful at this 
retort, and said he would yet see the 
publisher in the hands of a receiver. 
"That happens to all of you indepen- 
dent fellows," said the manager. "You 
will go on the bum." 

The matter may be left to arbitra- 
tion, since the manager says the song 
"has made good." The publisher 

claims that if the song is a hit in 
the show, it is worth at least twenty- 
five cents weekly to the manager for 
its retention. 



TAKING "DOPE" HOME. 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 

Herman Lieb in "Dope" will be 
the added attraction with Gus Hill's 
"In Gay New York" at the Star and 
Garter next week. The contracts were 
made in New York through Hyde & 
Behman Tuesday morning. 

A coincidence is that the drug store 
that furnished Jos. M. Patterson, au- 
thor of "Dope," with the theme of 
the traffic in "drug" is located within 
three blocks of the theatre. 



A REVEREND BOOSTER. 

Having been a member of a musical 
comedy company for one month the 
Rev. Dudley C. Fosher, the former 
pastor of the Ryder Memorial Uni- 
versalist Church in Chicago, says: "1 
find the stage very human, moral and 
clean." 

The Rev. Fosher is at present on 
the road with "A Stubborn Cinderel- 
la" company, of which his wife is also 
a member. In an interview the rev- 
erend says that he has never witness- 
ed a single uncouth act or heard a vul- 
gar word while with the company. 

"The Btage does not need my feeble 
defense," he continued," but I am glad 
to know at first hand that the profes- 
sion needs no uplift. There is uplift 
for those who enter it. 



SUIT AND COUNTER-SUITS. 

A suit and counter-suits will shortly 
enmesh Fred Irwin and Coccia and 
Amato in the courts. Coccia and 
Amato have brought suit against the 
manager of "The Majesties" and "Big 
Show" for salary for three days it did 
not play at Detroit last season. That 
marked the closing of a thirty-week 
contract with "The Big Show." 

Mr. Irwin sets up as a defense that 
the act closed at Toledo, disregarding 
his request to complete its contract by 
appearing at Detroit, hereby laying 
themselves liable to damages for non- 
fullfllment 

Of the two counter claims to be in- 
terposed by Irwin, this will be one. 
Another is the amount of transporta- 
tion paid out by Irwin for the four or 
five members of the Coccia-Amato act 
during the thirty weeks, amounting to 
about $700. The contract did not 
provide for the manager to carry the 
little company over the railroads. 
Since the act insists upon pay for three 
days not played, which they were re- 
quested to play, according to Mr. Ir- 
win, his lawyer found the off-set when 
reading over the agreement. 

Last week four chorus girls were 
engaged by Mr. Irwin to join one of 
his companies up the state. He ad- 
vanced transportation to each, with 
other monies requested. Only one re- 
ported. 



CAN'T ADVERTISE SHOW. 

The Sunday vaudeville concerts at 
the Murray Hill for the season have 
been taken in charge by Weber & Al- 
len, the agents. "Sundays" opened 
there last week. 

Under the stipulation made by the 
agents with the United Booking offices, 
under which the Murray Hill may en- 
gage "United acts" for its Sunday 
shows, the house cannot bill the pro- 
gram. 

A similar understanding Is in effect 
with other New York theatres not 
regular vaudeville houses, but which 
offer Sunday concerts, containing acts 
booked through the United. 

There are other "Sunday" theatres 
in town, which book independently, 
and are engaging acts promiscuously. 



BIG COMPANY ON TOUR. 

The New York Hippodrome Com- 
pany, being organized to take the road, 
opening in Philadelphia Oct. 29, is 
holding rehearsals daily under the di- 
rection of R. H. Burnsides. The 
morning work is done at the Hippo- 
drome and the afternoon rehearsal is 
held at armory headquarters. The 
company will be the largest ever on 
tour. 

The spectacle to be presented will 
be "A Trip to Japan," "Pioneer Days" 
and "The Valley of Jewels," which 
were featured at the New York "Hip" 
last year. Among the principals, in 
addition to Marcelline, the clown, an- 
nounced for the newly formed organ- 
ization, are E. A. Clark, Nanette Flack 
and Harry Wardell. 



"Seven Days" ends its run of over 
a year at the Astor October 22. 



FORCING SETTLEMENT. 

The Columbia Amusement Co. drop- 
ped a heavy hand upon the "Rentz- 
Santley" internal squabble this week. 
At a meeting held when M. B. Leavitt 
and Jack Mason were present, it was 
decided between the Columbia com- 
pany and representatives of the show 
that a traveling manager shoul I be 
appointed for the burlesque com- 
pany, to protect everyone concerned 
of the Columbia company demand- 
ing representation to forestall any 
troubles which might interfere 
with the successful operation of 
the show over the Eastern route. 
The "Rentz-Santley" is rated as a good 
piece of property, and a probable mon- 
ey maker of some dimensions for this 
season. 

Abe Leavitt holds the Eastern Wheel 
franchise for the organization. He 
officially notified the Columbia com- 
pany Mr. Mason had the management 
of the production. The partners of 
Mason are not recognized officially by 
the Columbia people, though Messrs. 
Mason, Leavitt, C. M. Pope and Bobby 
Matthews, in person or by counsel, al- 
so agreed late last week to a tempo- 
rary manager until the affairs were 
adjusted. J. Gluck was appointed. He 
will either supersede himself under the 
new arrangement or another manager 
continue with the show. 

It is said that Mr. Pope's interest 
may be purchased, or the four part- 
ners continue, with Messrs. Pope and 
Matthews guaranteed a share of prof- 
its on the quarters of the show pur- 
chased by them from Mason. The 
Leavitts hold their one-half interest 
intact. 



HAD TO "LIFT A PLASTER." 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 

The management of "The Girl of 
My Dreams" was compelled to "lifl 
a plaster" which Trixie Friganzl's at- 
torneys slapped on the show before it 
could leave the Chicago Opera House 
for a trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul 
last Saturday night. 

Trixie alleges breach of contract 
with Joseph M. Gaites, who, with the 
Witmarks, backed and produced the 
Hyams and Mclntyre success. She 
claims damages in the amount of $6">0. 



REJOINS "THE PENNANT WIN- 
NERS." 

Chicago, 111., Sept. 21). 

After having been so ill that he 
was forced to retire from the cast of 
"The Pennant Winners" while they 
were playing in Cincinnati last week, 
Elmer Tenley recovered sufficiently to 
rejoin the company at the Empire Inst 
Sunday. 

The show used its own scenery i\\ 
the Empire here for the first time since 
the second week of the season. At 
that time the scenery was ruined by 
rain in making a haul from St. Louis 
to the Broadway, East St. Louis 



SAR RIVO 

THE NAPOLEON OF THE QUICK CHANGE ART. 
Next Week (Qct. 3), Family, Clinton, Iowa. 



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ALL FIVE FOR "SUNDAYS." 

At the Miner Western Burlesque 
Wheel theatres in New York City. 
with the Empire and Casino, Brook- 
lyn, (also Western houses) will piny 
vaudeville on Sundays hereati«r. 
hooked through Shea & Buckner. 



VARIETY 



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London, Sept. 21. 
Business at the Hippodrome of late 
has been up to the capacity, showing 
that Cleo de Merode is the expected 
draw. The dancer has been engaged 
for five weeks beyond her original 
contract. 



George Lashwood will open on the 
Morris circuit in America Jan. 2, 
1911. The Australian Wood-cutters 
have also been engaged by Morris, 
to open next March. 



Wilkie Bard, probably the most ap- 
proached English artist for engage- 
ments in America, has again been 
made an offer from a large agency. 
This time it is $2,500 a week for four 
weeks. Wilkie at present does not 
want to consider it, but probably it 
will not be long before the English 
comedian will appear in the States. 
Mr. Bard started his London season 
at the Tivoli Monday. 



Paul Murray, lately joining the 
Marinelli office in London, wishes to 
deny the report of a few weeks ago 
saying he would have charge of the 
Marinelli London branch. Mr. Wol- 
heim, as before, will remain in charge. 



Middle. Charpenter, a Russian 
prima donna, was at the Coliseum last 
week, her first appearance in Eng- 
land. Owing to the Russian craze the 
.singer was an attraction, but will 
hardly go much further than the Coli- 
seum or the Hippodrome. 



Sam Stern has been booked for four 
immediate weeks at the Empire, Lon- 
don. He was at the Coliseum last 
week. Stern is working without the 
Hebrew make-up. The change is 
quite an improvement. 



Radford and Valentine have just re- 
turned from a trip on the Continent 
and will play in England for some 
time. They have been placed with 
the Theatre Royal Pantomine in Shef- 
field for this year. 



The first Sunday evening concert 
at the Vaudeville club will take place 
about the early part of October. Leon 
Zeitlin has been selected as chair- 
man at that entertainment. 



The hill this week at the Coliseum 
with Sarah Bernhardt at the top 
amounts to about $7,250 in salaries, 
according to a rough estimate. Bern- 
hardt receives $4,000, net. 



Scott and Whalley, at present on 
the Continent, have been booked by 
* the Barrasford-DeFrece circuits for 
a return tour. 



The manager of the East Ham 
Palace was arrested and fined this 
week for parading a bunch of sand- 
wich men in naval uniforms to ad- 
vertise a sketch playing at that Hall. 
The authorities said that it wasn't 
right to use naval uniforms in this 
way. 



Ernest Shand Is the latest of the 
comedians to go Into the Empire, Lon- 
don, starting an engagement there 
next week. 



The Three Keltons have arrived In 
London and will probably open on 
the Stoll time in another week x Wil 
Collins is handling the act. 



Teery's Theatre, the smallest and 
one of the oldest theatres in London, 
will be turned Into a moving picture 
house soon. 



Fred Karno has revived his "Foot- 
Ball Match," and the act Is played in 
Edinburgh last week. Will Poluski, 
Jr., is playing the lead. 



The Wieland Agency has booked 
the following acts with Harry Rick- 
ards for Australia, Wilson Hallet, 
Barney Armstrong, Niagara and Falls, 
and Black and White. 

"Ma Goese" according to a cable 
received from South Africa by the 
William Morris office, has been very 
successful at the Empire, Johannes- 
burg. 



George Nagel, from America, 
put on an act at the Tivoli 
last week. That is about as 
far as it will go. The act reminds 
one of a ten year old burlesque after- 
piece. Nagel has two good looking 
women in the act with him. 



Monte Bayley, a sketch actor, in- 
tends to sail for America in about a 
month's time. Mr. Bayley will bring 
two people with him and will in all 
probability show one of his dramatic 
sketches. 



Edward Jose, the man who plays a 
sketch alone (although not a protean 
actor) sailed for the States Sept. 2 4 
to open on the Morris time. Mr. Jose 
will act a piece called "The Strike." 

Hartlet Mllbnrn will shortly produce 
a sketch for the halls called "Jim." 
Conway Dixon and Netta Lynde will 
play the piece, written by Ernest Bu- 
calos8i. 



Mervyn Rentoul, an actor, and son 
of Judge Rentoul of the criminal court 
in London, will open at the Coliseum 
Oct. 17 in Harry Vernon's "Her Lady- 
ship's Guest/' a dramatic sketch. 



PARIS NOTES 

BY EDWARD O. HENDREW 



Paris, Sept. 20. 
The Casino de Paris reopened Sept. 
16, under the continued management 
of Albert Cailor. Mile. Sahary-Djell, 
in her "Salome" pantomine, so well 
advertised by the Belgian authorities 
recently, Is included in the program. 
Among others are Howard Kennedy, 
illusionist; the giantess, Abomah, and 
a short ballet, "Floridylle." by R. 
Berger. 



At the Olympla there are also some 
new numbers, notably "Dick," the dog 
which can write. On the 19th, the 
present show underwent many 
changes. Louis Hardt, Lea Rinoni, 
eccentric comedians; Baggessen and 
Regina de Bergoni, Russian chanteuse, 
went in. Wenzel and Curtis' ballet, 
with Lilian Graham, Yette Rianza and 
Ettore Caorsi remain, also Seeth's 
wonderful monkey, "Prince Charles." 



Caite Rochechouart opened Sept. 16 
with a host of local talent, two 
sketches, and Kitty Lord, "the Ameri- 
can star," as she was announced at 
the Ambassadeurs. 



M. Houcke, who formerly managed 
the old Hippodrome, and later the new 
one, in partnership with Frank Bos- 
tock, assumed control of the unfor- 
tunate Cirque de Paris Sept. 17. He 
will only play Thursdays, Saturdays 
and Sundays; the other days the cir- 
cus will be leased for public meetings, 
etc. Footit and his sons, with the 
"colored-clown" Chocolate, migrate 
from the Nouveau Crique to this es- 
tablishment. 

Nipper Lupino Lane, while practic- 
ing off-stage Monday evening at the 
Coliseum, broke his ankle and had to 
be taken to the hospital. The acci- 
dent happened just before the little 
fellow was to go on for his turn. 

Harry Vernon's play "Mr. Wu," will 
be presented by Arthur Bourchier's 
company at the ending of Mr. Bour- 
chier's present run in "Henry the 
VIII." 

The Two Bobs finish their engage- 
ment at the Tivoli this week. After 
a week in a provincial town the boys 
will start a run at the Oxford in Lon- 
don. 

Jack De Frece, a report says about 
here this week, will open the Casino 
in Paris as a music hall. 



Leeter OollLngwood, a very well 
known theatrical manager of Birm- 
ingham, was killed this week in a mo- 
tor-car accident. Mr. Collingwood at 
the time of his death was managing 
the Alexandra theatre, Birmingham. 
He held the lease of that house. 



The Russian Balalka Court Orches- 
tra, now at the Coliseum, will sail for 
America at the end of their present 
engagement to open at the Metropoli- 
tan Opera House, New York. The or- 
chestra closes here Sept. 30. 



La Scala inaugurated its winter 
season Sept. 16. In addition to the 
punning operette "Circuit du Leste," 
by P. L. Flers and E. Heros (authors 
of the Folies Bergere revue) Henri 
Fursy has engaged a long list of sing- 
ing turns. Among his troupe will be 
Alice de Tender, Mary Perret, Irene 
Bordini, MM. Morton, Sinoel, Robert 
Casa, Rivers and Paul Lack. The sum- 
mer season at the Scala was most 
successful. 



Theatre du Vaudeville revived the 
piece of Paul Reboux, "La Maison de 
Danses," with Polaire leading, Sept. 
21. 

Victor Silvestre, once manager of 
the Folies Dramatique, Renaissance 
and the Alhambra, is credited with 
taking the Theatre des Mathurins, 
which he will convert into a home for 
classical music under the name of 
Theatre de Monsieur. He proposes to 
give only works of the XVIII century. 
It was from Silvestre that the late 
Thomas Barassford took over the Al- 
hambra, after lengthy and difficult 
negotiations. 



The Hippodrome opened Sept. 16 as 
a skating rink. Moving pictures were 
fairly successful over the summer, 
but the few evenings devoted to box- 
ing have proven much more so. — The 
rink in the Rue St. Dldier will start 
again Sept. 30, under new manage- 
ment. 

H. E. Rice, of Chicago, has arrived 
in Paris, and will be in charge for J. 
C. Brown, of the "Magic City," on 
which building operations will com- 
mence at once. It is to be ready for 

Easter, 1911. Ike Rose is highly 

satisfied with the business being done 
by the Prague twins, Rosa-Josefa, at 
the Olympia. 



A small group of artists, having 
formed in opposition to the Union 
Syndicate des Artistes Lyriques, a pro- 
tection society, has just held a meet- 
ing, the report of which reads very 
sincere. They protest at the salaries 
paid to certain singers in France, as 
low as $f> per week, and particularly 
the goings-on in South America, all 
of which is unfortunately too true. 
But this propaganda does not carry 
much weight hero from the fact that 
the said society "Solidarite Ar- 
tiBtique" is not taken seriously by the 
majority of artists themselves, and it 
was the very group which three years 
ago opposed the passage of the law 
forbidding women to collect money in 
the body of the low class music halls 
throughout France. Their conten- 
tion that $ 1 . r» should be the mini- 
mum salary paid an artist, no mat- 
ter where engaged, is approved, but 
they have been a long while realizing 
this, and might have joined in with 
the Union years ago on tins same ques- 
tion. The Union now, in its turn, 
publishes a notice in '))<■ press dis- 
claiming all connection with the new- 
agitators. 



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VARIETY 



THE SHEEDY HEARING. 

At the office of the Commissioner of 
Licenses, Hermnn Robinson, Wednes- 
day morning, there was a hearing in 
the application of M. R. Sheedy for a 
license to conduct a booking office in 
New York City. The hearing was 
scheduled for 11 o'clock. Owing to the 
failure of the protestant, Harry Mount- 
ford, to appear, the matter was delay- 
ed for an hour. 

During the early portion of August 
an application was made for a lieeose 
by M. R. Sheedy, Inc. This was pro- 
tested by the White Rats. Later 
Sheedy withdrew the application. 

The present application was made 
by Mr. Sheedy individually. Mount- 
ford again appeared as the protestant. 
When Mr. Mountford failed to appear 
Wednesday morning, Attorney Cahill 
of the Dennis F. O'Brien office, said, 
after waiting an hour, that he Vas pre- 
pared to go on. The only witness ex- 
amined during the day was Harold S. 
Cox, summoned by Mountford. Mr. 
Cox's testimony was not of the mate- 
rial that would prove that Mr. Sheedy 
was not financially responsible, that 
being the ground of the Mountford 
protest. In summoning Mr. Cox, Mr. 
Mountford placed the former in a 
rather peculiar position. 

Mr. Cahill, for Mr. Mountford, of- 
fered in evidence a transcript of the 
former hearing in the matter of the 
protest to the Sheedy Inc., license. This 
was accepted by the Commissioner 
after a protest by Attorney McMahon, 
for Sheedy. Then Mr. Cox was placed 
on the stand. 

The hearing was adjourned until 
Thursday morning to give Mr. Cahill 
an opportunity of furnishing docu- 
mentary evidence that would refute 
Cox's final statement false. The state- 
ment was that he (Cox) had only been 
a salaried employee of the Atlas Book- 
ing Circuit. 

After adjournment had been grant- 
ed Mr. McMahon endeavored to have 
the Commissioner dismiss the com- 
plaint. Mr. Robinson replied he would 
not give out a decision until Thursday. 
The Commissioner added he thought 
it peculiar that Mountford should 
have made a statement in his pres- 
ence that he (Mountford) would op- 
pose the granting of a license to any 
member of the now defunct I. B. A., 
all of whom were equally guilty (if 
there had been any wrong doing) and 
Mountford had then given to one, J. 
J. Quigley, a certificate of good char- 
acter. 

With a view of dealing equal Jus- 
tice to all, said the Commissioner, he 
was forced to hold up Mr. Quigley 's 
license under the Sheedy case should 
be finished. 

As all licenses are to be issued with- 
in a period of thirty days after the 
application has been filed, and as Quig- 
ley's application has been in the office 
of the Commissioner for twenty-eight 
days, a decision must be rendered this 
week. 

It was the consensus of opinion of 
those present at the hearing on Thurs- 
day that Mr. Sheedy would have 
his application granted. 



QUIGLEY, GOING AND COMING. 

Boston, Sept. 29. 

J. J. Quigley, a Boston "small 
time" agent, formerly connected with 
the Independent Booking Agency of 
New York, was tangled up with the 
law this week. Tuesday Quigley caus- 
ed Jock MoKay (playing at Keith's) 
to be attached upon a claim for $287, 
alleging breach of contract. The body 
writ was served upon Mr. McKay late 
at night. He was compelled to de- 
posit all jewelry and money upon his 
person to avoid spending his sleeping 
time in Jail. 

Just before things went the 
other way for Quigley, who is under- 
stood here to have lately received a 
"whitewash" certificate or recommen- 
dation for good character from an of- 
ficer of the White Rats. 

May McDonald, a prima donna, who 
worked a week booked by Quigley, 
could not secure payment of salary 
from him, and trusteed Qulgley's bank 
account at the Old Colony Trust. 

The booking was for week of July 
25, Miss McDonald having been noti- 
fied to play the engagement July 
23. Upon demand for her money 
through an attorney, Quigley informed 
the lawyer the young woman was en- 
titled to no pay through not having 
forwarded photos in sufficient time. 
Afterwards the claim was made that 
Mi 88 McDonald had been booked by 
the I. B. A. 



ORDERED CHILDREN OUT. 

Providence, R. I., Sept. 29. 

The police of Woonsocket, a town 
near here, paid a visit to Lynch's thea- 
tre and the Nickel, and ordered 150 
children out of the first named and 
twenty-five out of the second. This 
was in the enforcement of the law, 
providing that boys under fourteen, 
and girls under sixteen, can not attend 
theatres unless accompanied by adults. 

The attraction playing Lynch's at 
that time was Mrs. Tom Thumb and 
Co. All the children had been attract- 
ed to the theatre mainly to see this 
act. The police visited other places 
of amusement, but found no violators 
of the law. The minimum fine is $5 
and the maximum is $20 for each vio- 
lation, if the police choose to bring 
the violators into court. 



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A MAJESTIC FOR SHUBERTS. 

Evansville, Sept. 29. 
The future of the Majestic, which 
has been much in doubt, was announc- 
ed as definitely settled when Henry 
Myers came on from New York last 
Monday and assumed its management. 
Myers, J. J. Coleman and F. Ray Corn- 
stock have purchased the property 
from the Louisville Fidelity and Trust 
Co., and it will in future be operated 
as a Shubert house. Clara Lipman, 
in "The Marriage of a Star," opens 
there Oct. 3. 



LOEWS BOSTON OFFICE. 

Boston, Sept. 29. 

Fred Mardo will become the Boston 
booking representative for the Loew 
circuit. Loew has acquired a num- 
ber of New England theatres. Mr. 
Mardo will have the booking of these. 
He will also procure such new book- 
ings as he may for the branch office. 

Mr. Mardo recently resigned from 
the charge of the Morris office here, 
immediately opening his own office. 



Press Eldrege opens at the Ameri- 
can, Chicago, Monday, for the week. 



ASKING FOR "SHUT-OUT." 

Columbus, Sept. 29. 

Gus Sun passed the brass ring 
to Carl C. De Mayne and Co., who 
applied for time on his circuit, 
the act stipulating that all contracts 
shall contain this clause: "No other 
black-face act is to give a perform- 
ance in said theatre within two weeks 
previous to this date." 

Sun is an old time circus manager 
and has made many "shut-out" con- 
tracts in that branch, but he declares 
that this is the first time he ever 
heard of a vaudeville act demanding a 
contract of that sort. 



RAWL5°V0N KAUFMAN 



Edith Talbot, who has been playing 
in the west, has arrived in New York 
for her Eastern debut. Miss Talbot 
has a monolog. 




FOX'S NEMO OPEN. 

New York's newest combination 
pop" house, the Nemo, was opened 
last Saturday night. The attendance 
was so great that the returns for the 
two shows given during the evening 
were far in excess of what the man- 
agement had anticipated. The the- 
atre was originally the Lion Palace, 
built several years ago. 

The house has a seating capacity 
of 1,100 on its two floors. There is 
no gallery. Twelve boxes run in 
two tiers of three each. The decora- 
tions are of a brown and crimson 
scheme throughout, and the effect is 
very pretty. 

The lobby is of a comfortable size. 
Saturday night it was crowded with 
floral offerings wishing William Fox, 
the present owner, "good luck." 

As early as eight o'clock the the- 
atre was jammed to the doors and the 
crowd still coming. The audience was 
one of real "class" drawn from the 
immediate neighborhood, crowded 
with gigantic apartment houses of the 
highest grade. Dinner coats were in 
evidence in the auditorium. The man- 
agement evidently felt that they were 
to entertain the better class for the 
ushers were all clad in tuxedos. 

The prog: am for the opening was 
of seven acts and pictures. This num- 
ber of acts is two in excess of the 
regular policy that the house is to 
follow. The show comprised Elinore 
Palmer, "For He/ Husband's Sake," 
Amazon Trio, Burns and Lawrence, 
Barry and Frank, Homer and Brand, 
and Wangdoodle Four. 

After the first performance finished 
and while the audience still remain- 
ed seated, Pat Casey appeared before 
the footlights. In a speech he thank- 
ed the audience on behalf of the man- 
agement for their attendance and hop- 
ed that they were as pleased with the 
entertainment offered as the manage- 
ment was to have them present. He 
further stated that the policy of the 
house would be three shows daily 
(Sundays included), one show in the 
afternoon and two in the evening. 

The opening was a success from 
every viewpoint that could be taken. 
Mr. Fox appears to have acquired a 
very valuable piece of property that 
should prove a veritable "gold mine." 



BALLOONIST SUPPOSED TO HAVE 
DROWNED. 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 
Tim Keeler wires Variety from 
Houghton, Mich., where a county fair 
is in progress, that Homer Hazard 
made a balloon ascension Tuesday 
afternoon. He had not been heard 
from up to Wednesday evening, and 
it is supposed that he has drowned in 
Portage Lake. Searching parties have 
been organized to try and locate 
something definite as to his fate. 



$15,000 FOR FOUR DAYS. 

Boston, Sept. 29. 

Grahame-White, the aviator, will be 
the star attraction at the Brockton 
Fair, at Brockton, Oct. 4, S, 6, 7. Th*- 
management has contracted to pay him 
$1.'»,000 for the four days. 

The admission price has not been 
increased. 

B. F. Keith offered the aviator $5»ft 
for a week at his Boston theatre. 



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WINDYTOWN MANAGERS ORGAN- 
IZE. 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 

Last Thursday about fifty manag- 
ers of the outlying vaudeville theatres 
met at the Great Northern Hotel and 
organized the Family Theatre Man- 
agers' Association. At subsequent 
meetings the interests of the 10-20 
proposition were discussed and these 
officers elected: Ludwlg Schindler, 
president; Chas. Hatch, vice-presi- 
dent; L. A. Calvin, secretary, and Paul 
Schindler, treasurer. This organiza- 
tion takes the place of an association 
which had previously included the 
small time managers, but not so many 
as have joined the present association. 
The subject of theatre legislation, 
scheduled to come before the City 
Council next week, has drawn the lo- 
cal magnates together regardless of 
opposition or affiliations. The pro- 
posed amendments will have a vital 
bearing upon the future of the small 
theatres. 

Changes in the building laws are 
imminent, among them the elimina- 
tion of frame buildings as places of 
amusement and the restrictions on fu- 
ture construction of theatres, which 
would compel strictly fire proof regu- 
lations and a fulfilment of all re- 
quirements as to location and other 
details to comply with Class V houses. 

The managers now want to have 
the life of frame theatres at present 
in operation extended to June 1 next; 
they also object to a proposed change 
in the scenic equipment of other the- 
atres than Class V. At present small 
houses are allowed to use a parlor, 
garden, olio and street drop. The 
new ordinance would cut the scenery 
to a street and any other one drop 
the manager shall elect. It is con- 
tended that it will be impossible to 
properly present the present styl" and 
class of vaudeville acts with less scen- 
ery than is now allowed. 

Under the proposed new ordinance 
all drops must be of asbestos, and the 
only stationary scenery which will be 
allowed includes three wings on each 
side permanently fastened, and four 
borders. The ordinance is in commit- 
tee, to be reported for passage next 
Monday. 



TWINS KKPT OUT. 

Hartford, Sept. 29. 

There are no Terry Twins on the 
Poli program this week, though they 
were advertised to appear here be- 
fore the show opened Monday. 

Upon reporting the Twins were In- 
formed they did not play. The only 
reason they can think of for the can- 
cellation is that they appeared for 
one week in an "opposition" house. 
Next Monday they are due at Poll's, 
Hridgeport. 

After seeing the Twins around 
town, people here think the reason 
for the cancellation must be that the 
management was afraid it would pay 
the salary twice, the Terry boys look- 
ing so much alike no one knows who 
is who among them. 



ANOTHER PROTEST. 

During the past week two agents 
have made application to the Commis- 
sioner of Licenses, Herman Robinson, 
for licenses. They are William "Josh" 
Daly and Edward F. Kealey. 

The former has his office located in 
the Gaiety Theatre building and is to 
book acts, while the latter has the of- 
fice formerly occupied by Joe Wood 
in West 42 nd street, and is to con- 
tinue as heretofore placing the attrac- 
tions for the William Fox circuit of 
"pop" houses. 

Wednesday morning two protests 
were filed with the Commissioner 
against the application for a license 
made by Kealey. Neither of the pro- 
tests were definite as to the specific 
charges that would be made against 
him. 

The protestants are the White Rats, 
and Harry De Veaux, on behalf of the 
Actors' International Union. 



NEW BRONX OCT. 15. 

The opening date for Marcus 
Loew's new Bronx theatre, National, 
is to be Oct. 15, as the plans now 
stand. 

The other new Harlem house of the 
circuit, Loew's Seventh avenue, is due 
to open this evening (Saturday) if 
everything can be made ready by 
then. 



SMOKING IN "SMALL TIMERS/* 

Smoking in "small time" houses has 
commenced. At the Majestic, New 
York, one of the Loew Consolidated 
circuit of theatres, smoking is allow- 
ed in the balcony and in the boxes 
on the orchestra floor. 

Miany of the vaudeville "big time" 
houses permit smoking, but where 
the permission is not general on the 
"big time," the smokers are confined 
to the first balcony only. 

Since the announcement that smok- 
ing would be permitted in the first 
balcony of Loew's Lincoln Square, 
Manager Ferguson says that business 
had increased In that part of the 
house. He has also made arrange- 
ments for printed programs which will 
be distributed at each performance. 



ONE MOZART STOPS. 

Elmira, N. Y., Sept. 29. 
The Mozart Theatre will discontinue 
vaudeville, opening with stock Oct. 3. 
It is a house of Edward Mozart and 
the White Rats. With this season, 
there opened in opposition to it with 
vaudeville the rebuilt Family, of Shea 
& Buckner's. 



WATCHING RAISE IN PRICE. 

San Francisco, Sept. 29. 

The Chutes raised its admission 
scale last Sunday, making the top price 
fifty cents. The move is being watch- 
ed by local variety managers. 

It is said that Sam Harris of the 
Wigwam will follow suit If the Chutes 
can hold up its business under the 
scale. The present rate at the Wig- 
wam is 10-20-30. 



MarLallen and Carson returned to 
New York this week. The roller skat- 
ers open at the American Oct. 10. 



Mamie Harnish Is on the United 
time, booked by Al. Sutherland. Miss 
Harnish is a western girl. This is her 
first season east. 



"The Code Rook," an Orpheum cir- 
cuit production, is booked to appear at 
Hammersteln's Oct. 31. 



COMPLAINT PENDING. 

L Continued from Page 3.] 

Booking Office, and had never paid 
more than five per cent. Then receBs 
was ordered. 

When the hearing was reopened in 
the afternoon it was discovered that 
Mr. Mountford had evidently taken 
with him by mistake the list that Mr. 
Goodman had of those who had sworn 
to affidavits in Fraser s defense. When 
Mr. Mountford was called up tfcb was 
discovered to be a fait, and it was 
then that Mr. Mountford asked over 
the phone that he might have the final 
hearing adjourned so that he might 
offer affidavits in rebuttal. 

The two hours that the hearing 
lasted during the afternoon were spent 
in the reading of the affidavits offered 
in Fraser's defense, of which there 
were more than fifty, the majority 
from artists. Among those that were 
read the following names appeared: 

Claire Dorva; Vincent DeLeon; 
Florence Redfleld (Hayes and Red- 
field); Jack and James Atkin; Elinore 
Jerome; Thomas C. Queen; Sam Lee; 
Max Fields; Thomas Crowley; Ralph 
Todesca; John Brennan (Jordan and 
Brennan); James C. Moore; Albert 
Parker (Parker Bros.); Prof. H. R. 
Davis; Mrs. Ethel Hughes; Freeman 
Fiske; Herman A. Mayer; Harry Bo- 
wen (Bowen Bros) ; Charles C. Ern- 
est; J. Gaffney Brown; James Margo; 
Gertrude Fitzgerald; Billy Brightman; 
Allle Johnson; Mme. Flower; Morris 
Art; Alex. McDearmaidt; Robert 
Branney; Jos. Kosta; Onera Castellu- 
chi; Eddie Foyer; John W. Farrell; 
William Morris (not the manager); 
Arthur Link; Charles Edward Thurs- 
ton; Bert LaMont; Louis Barber 
(Aerial Barbers); Prince Masculin; 
Dave Long; Jos. J. Pantuso; Frank 
Moore; Elmer Premier; Fred Ullner; 
Fred Peterson Ullner; Paul Bell; 
Henry Satz; Henry Meyers, Henry 
Santos; Ted Love; Beth Hall; Frank 
Cullen; Harry Elzaro; George Press- 
by; George Smith; Al. Sommerby; 
Will G. Rogers; Arthur Cheers; Matt 
Leslie; Elinore Bumstead; Benjamin 
Loring, and Mabel Carew. 

These names were carefully noted 
by Mr. DeVeaux, who after the hear- 
ing stated that he was certain that 
none of the members of the lately 
formed Boston Local of the Union 
which he represents were among those 
read. Some of the affidavits carried 
addresses. Several gave 1553 Broad- 
way, New York, as the address. As 
that address is the headquarters of 
the White Rats of America, Mr. Good- 
man when questioned after the hear- 
ing by the Variety representative ad- 
mitted that no less than ten members 
of the White Rats had signed affida- 
vits in Fraser's behalf. 

Following the reading of the affi- 
davits, all accepted in evidence by the 
Commissioner, Mr. Goodman closed his 
case, asking the Commissioner, in 
view of the preponderance of evidence 
offered as to the square business 
methods and good character of Fraser, 
and that as the latter had severed his 
connection with the United Booking 
Offices, with a view of opening his 
own office and could not do any book- 
ing while the license question was in 
abeyance, that the Commissioner dis- 
miss the protest and grant the license. 



SHEEDY'S NEW BOOKINGS. 

The M. R. Sheedy office in the 
Knickerbocker Theatre building was 
removed this week from the second 
floor to the first, where once reigned 
a corporation known as the Independ- 
ent Booking Agency, of which Sheedy 
was president. 

Associated with Sheedy in the new 
booking quarters will be J. B. Mor- 
ris, who has two or three houses to 
look after; Peck & Hart, with a 
few more, and, it is said, Frank A. 
Keeney. Joe Wood is reported to 
have made application to the Sheedy 
office for a booking connection. 

Mr. Keeney has been an adherent 
of the Feiber & Shea agency, hav- 
ing left the I. B. A. with that firm. 

Watertown, N. Y., Sept. 29. 
Frank A. Keeney, the New York 
manager, has taken the Orpheum, this 
city, and will re-open it with "pop" 
vaudeville Oct. 3. The Orpheum has 
had several managers and policies 
during the past three years. 

Fall River, Sept. 29. 

The Savoy is booked by the Loew 
Circuit. It reopened last Monday 
under the new auspices. Julius Cahn 
retains the management of the house. 

M. R. Sheedy formerly placed the 
vaudeville in the Savoy. Recently 
the Loew people secured the Bijou, 
when a general pool of local theatres 
followed. On top of that, Loew was 
given the Savoy by Cahn, Sheedy los- 
ing out on the proposition. 

The deal as at first shaped up was 
that Sheedy should continue with the 
Savoy, securing his bills through the 
Loew Agency. This plan seemed to 
have struck Sheedy unfavorably, as 
he has a booking office of his own in 
New York. 

It is said Sheedy communicated with 
Jake Shubert and thought ho bad 
everything arranged. Previous to the 
house opening Monday, the Sneedy- 
Shubert understanding came to the 
knowledge of the Loew office, which 
thereupon grabbed off the whole 
works, claiming that a violation of 
managerial ethics had been commit- 
ted. 

The latter stated that it was his 
intention to adjourn the case until 
this morning at 10 o'clock. 

Earlier in the day Mr. Goodman had 
brought out the fact that the reason 
Mr. Fraser had severed his connection 
with the United Booking Offices was 
that he did not care to continue in 
the capacity of a salaried employee, 
and, as he practically controlled all of 
the time in Boston that was not op- 
position to the U. B. O., that office 
was to use his time to "break the 
jumps" for acts that the Unit»-d's Fam- 
ily Department was playing through 
the New England territory, and that 
If Fraser had succeeded In obtaining 
a license for the National Hooking 
Office, he was to receive tin: five per 
cent, commission for the weeks the 
"United Acts" played his houses. 

This contest over Frazer's license is 
looked upon by many in the world 
of vaudeville as the first direct clash 
between the United Hooking Otlices 
and the White Hats of Anwrica nwr 
x the new a^'iiry law. 



12 



VARIETY 



HUGO HERZOG DEAD. 

The death of Hugo Herzog occur- 
red Sept. 25 at the German Hospital, 
New York, following an operation for 
appendicitis. Mr. Herzog had been 
Buffering for five months. He delay- 
ed going upon the operating table un- 
til too late to have the appendix in- 
tact successfully removed. 

The deceased was one of the best 
known and most popular foreign ai - 
tists in the city. He came here some 
years ago, remaining in the country 
continually since. His brother, Man- 
uel, is at present traveling with Her- 
zog's Horses. 

Hugo was an expert horseman. For 
the past couple of years he gave up 
the public exhibition of animals, con- 
ducting a private riding school where 
he trained horses. He was of fine 
appearance, gentle in manner* making 
friends quickly, and had a host of 
acquaintances in and out of the pro- 
fession. 

Alexander Steiner, who has looked 
after the vaudeville bookings of the 
Herzogs for many years, gave close 
attention to his friend during the 
fatal illness, and was with him at the 
end. 



Sydney, Australia, Aug. 29. 

Emll Jandeschewskl, the youngest 
member of the Do Ray Me Trio of 
comedy musicians, met with a fatal ac- 
cident at the Palace Hotel, Melbourne, 
Monday. The deceased was leaving 
for the evening performance at the 
Gaiety when he was caught between 
the elevator and the floor. He died 
shortly afterwards. The lad was but 
nineteen years of age, and very popu- 
lar. The theatre closed for the eve- 
ning performance. 



Sydney, Australia, Aug. 29. 
Frank Howard, at one time secre- 
tary of the Melbourne A. V. A., died 
this week, after a lingering illness. 



Mrs. Howard Truesdell died at 
Peekskill, N. Y., last week. Her hus- 
band and daughter (Mrs. Henry Ein- 
stein) survive her. Mrs. Truesdell was 
a member of her husband's company 
playing comedy sketches in vaudeville 
until two years ago, when she was 
taken ill and forced to retire. 



Klizuheth Lnvern, wife of S. W. 
Laveen of Laveen, Cross an 1 Company 
died in Boston, Sept. 22, of diabetes. 
The Laveens have been married for 
the past six years. The husband alone 
survives her. 



William Kerren, the father of Frank 

.Kerren, was struck by a train and in- 
stantly killed at San Diego, Cal., one 
day last week. 



ANOTHKK ORPHKIM STAND. 

San Diego, Cal., Sept. 2 6. 

The Garrlck started its Orphcum cir- 
cuit vaudeville Monday, to a capacity 
house. J. M. Dodge is manager of the 
theatre, which will break the Jump in 
the Orpheum circuit between Los An- 
geles and Salt Lake City. The ar- 
rangements were made between the 
local house and the circuit last sum- 
mer, Clarence Drown of the Los An- 
geles Orpheum representing that end. 



SIGNS NEW AGREEMENT. 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 

The local of the Actors' Union, 
though its president, John Nemo, serv- 
ed notice this week the existing agree- 
ment between the union and the agen- 
cies would terminate in 90 days, un- 
der a clause permitting this notice to 
be served by either. 

Monday at a conference a new 
agreement was drawn up, embodying 
practically all the provisions of the 
original draft, and allowing for ar- 
bitration for differences between man- 
agers and artists. 

Charles E. Bray, general manager 
of the Western Vaudeville Association, 
signed the new paper. Immediately 
after, when President Nemo with a 
committee called upon James C. Mat- 
thews, representing William Morris, 
he did likewise. The new understand- 
ing takes effect at once. 

The agreement binds the agency 
booking to ask the applicant applying 
for time in Chicago if he has an Ac- 
tor's Union permit. The union has 
made a start unionizing the "small 
timers." 



MORE LAW IN A CANINE CASE. 

Chicago, Sept. 29. 

The Hickey-Morris contest for the 
possession of George's Dogs goes on 
apace and legal formalities multiply. 
After many bouts in court, Mr. and 
Mrs. Leon Morris came into Chicago 
last Thursday, on the strength of a 
warrant Hickey had issued charging 
them with larceny. Judge Newcomer 
heard their side of *the story and dis- 
charged them. 

Leaving the court room they were 
served with notice to show cause why 
they should not be adjudged in con- 
tempt of court, returnable before 
Judge Windes, for taking the dogs 
away from Sittner's theatre, recently, 
by strategy and force. 



HAS A COMPLAINT. 

Charles Mills, the German monol- 
ogist, who came east early last sum- 
mer and filled a number of dates in 
Manhattan and vicinity, has a griev- 
ance against Joe Wood, which Mills 
says will be aired before the commis- 
sioner of licenses. Mills, who claims 
he has contracts and telegrams to cor- 
roborate his statement, says that he 
went to Utica two weeks ago last Mon- 
day where he played one show. Bob 
MacDonald, the Scotch comedian, ar- 
rived with a telegram in his hands, 
telling him to go to Utica from Syra- 
cuse where he had appeared before 
and have Mills go to Syracuse in his 
place. 

Mills told a Variety representative 
he went to Syracuse but was turned 
down by the Savoy theatre manager. 
Then Mills returned to Utica but was 
unable, he says, to obtain any satis- 
faction from Wood or the local man- 
ager. Through financial assistance 
from A. Coccia, manager of Shubert's, 
Utica, and Clark and Bergman, 
a vaudeville team, Mills was enabled 
to return to Broadway. Mills avers 
that Wood sent back his (Mills) tele- 
grams unsigned and unpaid. 



ADELE RITCHIE. 

Adele Ritchie Is to remain in vaude- 
ville for this season at least. "The 
Dresden china comedienne" has been 
very successful in the field since her 
re-entrance some weeks ago. 

At Hammerstein's this week, where 
Miss Ritchie is playing a return en- 
gagement within six weeks, she is 
scoring with a new repertoire of 
songs. 

"Winter," a brand new one written 
especially for her, is a big addition, 
and Miss Ritchie sings as only she can 
put over these jingly numbers. 

Fred Ward is directing Miss 
Ritchie's vaudeville tour. 




HERE'S BILLY GOULD 

By WILLIAM GOULD. 

Al. Fields told me a good one about 
a German animal actor just arrived 
in America and who speaking "broken 
baby English" (two weeks old). The 
German said: "I make fordy weegs wid 
Villim Morris and my gondrag ret. 
He pays all rail roag fares west of 
the Pacific Slop." 



Bill Macart is breaking his wife in 
to tell jokes. Bill says, "Old age is 
galloping up and some people do get 
rheumatism for a present these days." 
Should he be handed the package he 
wants to see his beautiful wife safe 
on her theatrical journey. 



Chris Brown's in town (local news) 



- Dick Gardner (Gardner and Rivers) 
is here and says "When I get to New 
York I don't know how to act." You 
know how to act, Dick; the trouble is 
to find a place to practice. 



Willie Hammerstein wears a broad 
expansive smile these days. S. R. O. 
is the answer. 

Aaron Kessler — ditto. 

Harry Mock — likewise. 

Mike Simon — also. 



Alf Whalen, the Australian mimic, 
did a specialty at the usual concert on 
board the Lusitania. While he was 
delivering his monolog a cat kept 
meowing, disconcerting him. The cat 
jumped upon the dining table in front 
of Alf. He finished by saying: 

"I intended to do a inonolog but will 
have to finish with a catalog. (Don't 
slow down in the fog, captain.) 



Yes, there is a new team in the 
vaudeville field. Billy Gould, assisted 
by Margaret Mudge. (Good luck to 
me.) 



My old pal, Harry Kelly, opens next 
Tuesday as a star at the New York 
Theatre. I hear you have a very good 
and funny show, Hank, and I hope the 
speculators reap a harvest on your 
maiden effort as a star. Ed. Wynn 
has made quite a hit in Kelly's com- 
pany. 



Is this a great season? I should 
say it is. Izzy Ward worked last 
Sunday, twice. 



Those three boys from Frisco, 
Hedges Brothers and Jacobson, are 
doing large things to New Yorkers at 
Hammerstein's this week. Lee Lloyd 
will repeat the same prescription when 
he opens here. Remember this, for 
I'm going to say "What did I tell 
you?" 



MURPHY and FRANCIS 

Can Accept Weeks of Oct. 24-31 at, and Not. 7th 

Before Leaving for EUROPE. 

Address 732 East 223d St., New York City. 



D'AMON'S FIRST CHANCE. 

D'Amon, the mind reader, will ap- 
pear around New York City next week. 
He is to be at the Warburton, Yonk- 
ers, booked with Edw. S. Keller, man- 
ager, through Alf T. Wilton. 

D'Amon has been reported as a very 
clever worker in his line. Much local 
curiosity concerning his act has been 
excited for some time back. 



VARIETY 



13 



CIRCUS ACTS ENGAGED. 

The Barnum and Bailey show and 
the Ringling Brothers circus will close 
their season within three days of each 
other. The season of the former ends 
at Clarksdale, Miss., Nov. 5, while the 
Ringling show gives it last perform- 
ance at West Point, Miss., Nov. X. 
The Barnum outfit will come north and 
winter at Bridgeport, Conn., as in 
previous years. The Rhigling circus 
will go to its usual quarters at Bara- 
boo, Wis. 

Vaudeville will, as usual, take care 
of a number of acts from the big tent 
aggregations. This year the Nellie 
Carroll Trio, Alonzo-Bracco Troupe, 
Patty-Frank Troupe and the Marcou- 
banis are booked over the United book- 
ing offices' time. 

Bradna and Derrick, Joe de Koe 
Troupe, La Belle Victoria and Veder- 
veld's monkey will come to the Hippo- 
drome in New York, while the Charlie 
Slegrist Troupe will be found with the 
Rhoda Royal Winter circus. 



SMALL TOWN EXCITEMENT. 

Georgetown, Del., Sept. 29. 

This town is just recovering from 
a billing war, raging for the past 
three weeks between the advertising 
forces of the Haag show, which play- 
ed here last Monday, and those of the 
Robbins' circus, booked for Oct. 10. 

For the past two weeks a force 
from either side has remained on the 
ground, the rivalry for locations 
reached a fever heat on several oc- 
casions. 

The Haag boys built a four high 
ninety-six foot long board fence near 
the railroad station, while the Rob- 
bins' men caught the center of the 
town with two 28 sheet stands. 



REVENGE— VIA CARBOLIC. 

San Francisco, Sept. 29. 

Laura Lyle Jones, reported formerly 
of the Anna Held Company, was terri- 
bly burned by carbolic acid about the 
face and shoulders, which may result 
in disfiguring her for life. Dr. Walter 
Henesey called last week at the Ho- 
tel Miles, where Miss Jones was stop- 
ping. He was accompanied by Mrs. 
Xetta Bluhm, proprietor of the Hotel 
Cecil, Henesey asked that Miss Jones 
come down to the parlor, which she 
did. 

An invitation to accompany them 
for an auto ride was refused by Miss 
Jones, whereupon Henesey grappled 
with her, pouring the contents of a 
bottle of carbolic acid over her face 
and shoulders. 

Her "screams of agony caused the 
Doctor and his companion to make a 
hurried exit. An attempt by the clerk 
of the hotel to stop them was repulsed 
by the doctor drawing a revolver. 
They were later arrested and held 
several days until Miss Jones was able 
to swear to a complaint against them. 

According to Miss Jones she has 
been persecuted for some time by 
Henesey who has repeatedly requested 
her to marry him. Immediately after 
signing the complaint Miss Jones col- 
lapsed and was conveyed to her apart- 
ments in an unconscious condition. 




HINGLING'S HEALTH RESORT. 

Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 29. 

John Ringling is to spend in the 
neighborhood of $2,000,000 in devel- 
oping and improving White Sulphur 
Springs, Mont. It is the intention of 
the wealthy circus man to establish an 
all-round health and outing resort at 
this point in the Montana hills. 

The construction of a branch line 
of railroad connecting the resort with 
the coast line of the Chicago, Milwau- 
kee and St. Paul R. R. a distance of 
approximately eighteen miles distant 
will cost $1,500,000. This improve- 
ment and the construction of a hotel, 
which is to cost $300,000, are already 
under way. 



THIS IS TOUGH. 

Cairo, 111., Sept. 29. 

Two young Cairo men are sadder, 
but wiser, since the Campbell circus 
came to town. The local "lady kill- 
ers" took in the side show, formed an 
acquaintance with two young women 
performers, bought their photographs 
and made a date for after the show. 

The "heartbreakers" waited in vain. 
They learned after that they had "fall- 
en" for female impersonators. The lo- 
cal bars are doing a thriving business. 



SUED FOR COSTUMES AND SAL- 
ARY. 

Omaha, Sept. 29. 
When the Forepaugh-Sells show 
played here Foster Glasscock filed a 
replevin suit to secure his aerial 
equipment costumes and two weeks' 
wages. He claimed the show refused 
to release him from a two years' con- 
tract. Glasscock and his wife have 
been doing a double trapeze act with 
the show, but Mrs. Glasscock has been 
ill and unable to perform for some 
time. 



Pavlova and Mordkin arrived in 
this country on the Kaiser Wilhelm 
II, last Tuesday morning. 



HIGH DIVER INJURED. 

Trenton, N. J., Sept. 29. 

Arthur C. Holden, participating a 
diving act in conjunction with Kear- 
ney P. Speedy at the State Fair here, 
was knocked unconscious Tuesday 
afternoon after diving from a height 
of 105 feet. Holden remained sense- 
less for nearly an hour. He was re- 
vived by a physician. 

The fair opened Monday and busi- 
ness has been good. One of the 
Wright Brothers is here making two 
flights daily, weather permitting, in 
a biplane. 

The fair, by an offer of a gold medal 
set with diamonds for the man mak- 
ing the highest dive, started a friend- 
ly rivalry between Holden and Speedy. 
The latter started the fight for height 
honors by diving from the 80-foot 
mark. Holden went ten feet further 
in his first dive. Then Speedy, hav- 
ing no further lengths of ladder, with 
the aid of a platform managed to 
reach the century mark. 

It was in attempting to beat this 
mark by five feet that Holden was in- 
jured. He is around to-day with the 
aid of crutches and says that he will 
dive again before the fair is over. 



HIT WITH AN IDEA. 

According to the mind of a Brook- 
lynite who voiced hit* opinion in the 
Evening Post several nights ago, the 
circuB is to blame for the present 
high cost of living. 

He states that it is because of the 
fact of American circuses going 
abroad and of the peasant class in 
Europe seeing the laborers of the 
shows eating meat twice and three 
times a day while they were fortu- 
nate if they managed to get that 
much meat in a week, that the poorer 
class of Europeans have migrated to 
this country, and that, with the in- 
crease of emigration, the cost of liv- 
ing has soared correspondingly. 



CIRCUS MEN HURT. 

Canandaigua, N. Y., Sept. 29. 

Charles Landis, of Lewistown, Pa., 
an elephant man with the Frank Rob- 
bins shows, was severely hurt at Han- 
cock station while the circus was load- 
ing. A train cut off the ends of his 
toes and painfully mashed the foot. 

Peter Cavendar, another of the Rob- 
bins' show employes, was slightly hurt 
in the same accident. 



ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. 

Evansville, Ind., Sept. 29. 

Since last Friday Mrs. Jennie Ma- 
lar, former wardrobe woman of the 
Norris & Rowe show, has been on trial 
for the killing of James Simpson, 
whom she shot through the tent of 
the ladies' dressing room when she 
fired to frighten a "Peeping Tom" on 
the day the show opened here last 
April. 

The early testimony was favorable 
to the defendant. 



MORE OF GERMAN LAW. 

Berlin, Sept. 19. 

The German managers are still 
thinking up schemes to make a little 
money under the new agency law. The 
previous advice to American acts to 
secure solid bookings for Germany be- 
fore entering this country holds good. 
All acts in Germany have been rated 
at a salary, exceptng Otto Reutter. He 
is excluded through the great demand 
for his services. 

The law says that an act receiving 
600 marks a month shall pay an agen- 
cy commission of four per cent.; 800 
marks, six per cent.; 1,000 marks, 
eight per cent., and 1,500 marks or 
over, ten per cent. 

As the law says the manager and act 
must equally share the agency charge, 
acts receiving 600 marks must pay two 
per cent. This the small acts cannot 
afford to do. The large ones do not 
mind. 

The managers are trying to have 
the law revised . They want, for illus- 
tration, an act receiving 4,000 marks 
monthly to take 3,600 marks instead, 
with the manager obligated to pay but 
200 marks for commission. In this 
way, if the amendment goes through, 
the managers will add a profit of 200 
marks, or in proportion, to their book- 
ing department, on each act. 



HUTCHINSON REMINISCENCES. 

The death of James L. Hutchinson 
last week has brought forth many sto- 
ries of the former circus man. Some 
of the papers in printing his obituary 
stated that Mr. Hutchinson first sprung 
into prominence when he brought over 
Howe's London Circus to this side. 
Circus men correct this among them- 
selves, dating their talk back to '79, 
when James A. Bailey imported the 
London show. 

In the early days Mr. Hutchinson 
sold a book called "The Life of P. T. 
Barnum" in the Barnum circus. After- 
wards he became a partner with 
Messrs. Barnum and Bailey, and 
remained with the show when 
Bailey left the trio in '83. In '86, 
Bailey purchased the interest of Hut- 
chinson, Cole and Cooper in "The 
Greatest Show on Earth" and became 
an equal partner with Barnum. 

Mr. Hutchinson retired, and Is said 

to be the only circus proprietor on 

record who enjoyed the money which 

came to him from under the canvas. 

Mr. Hutchinson was rated a million- 
aire, had a country seat, yacht and all 
other pleasures which go with a for- 
tune of that amount. 

The death of Mr. Hutchinson and 
the many reminiscences about him, re- 
called the story of the "baby ele- 
phant," of which Mr. Hutchinson was 
aware and often told it, though the 
story laid between Barnum and Bailey. 
In '80 or '81, a baby elephant was 
born in the Howe London show, which 
was then fighting the Barnum circus. 
P. T. Barnum wired an offer of $100,- 
000 to Bailey for the newly born. 
Bailey reproduced the telegram on the 
billboards of the country, calling at- 
tention to the feature he was carry- 
ing that the great showman had of- 
fered $100,000 for. It is said by the 
old timers that this incident and its 
results had considerable to do with 
the merger of the Barnum and Bailey 
interests soon after. 



William Wallace, one of the cow- 
boys in a "Wild West" show that was 
the added attraction at the California 
State Fair, in Sacramento, was thrown 
from his horse and sustained a frac- 
ture of the right leg and lacerations of 
the knee. Me is a patient at the Coun- 
ty Hospital. 

C. F. Hafley, better known as "Cali- 
fornia Frank," claims that Bee Ho- 
Gray, the lasso thrower and roper, and 
Ada Somerville and her dancing horse, 
are still under his management. 

Frank denies any of his acts have 
been signed by M. W. Taylor of Phila- 
delphia or any one else. "California 
Frank's All-Star Wild West" will play 
Richmond, Va. t next week. 

Edward Shipp, the equestrian direc- 
tor of the Barnum and Bailey show, 
was presented with a beautiful gold 
medal last week by the performers 
with the circus. Shipp expects to take 
a large circus aggregation into Pan- 
ama this winter. 



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VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation. First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 



"The Monkey's Paw," American. 
Irwin and Herzog, American. 
Jessie Ifroughton, American. 
Johnson Clarke, American. 
Karno Comedy Co. (New Act), 

Colonial. 
"The Courtiers," Colonial. 
Gaston and IVArmond, Fifth Avenue. 
Cole and Johnson (New Act), Fifth 

Avenue. 
James Young, Fifth Avenue. 
Ilermon, Fifth Avenue. 

Hedges Bros, and Jacobson. 

Songs. 

15 Mine.; Full Stage. r 

Hammers tein's. 

Following the host of three-men 
singing and piano acts that have 
shown in New York In the past six 
months, Hedges Bros, and Jacobson 
billed as "Frisco Boys" — came into 
Hammersteln's last week and "cleaned 
up." Without taking any of the credit 
from the boys, in fairness to the other 
acts who have appeared at the house, 
it must be stated that Hedges Bros, 
and Jacobson "are in pretty soft" in 
this week's Hammerstein frame up. 
Closing before the intermission, a 
dandy position in Itself, following a 
good lively first part, with the audi- 
ence in the best of humor, they had 
things to their own liking. The trio 
dress neatly in dinner jackets which 
they carry well, and have it on most 
of the other "rathskeller" acts for 

appearance. They open In full stage, 
although they could work in "two" or 
possibly "one" if necessary. An up- 
right piano is employed. The first 
number is sung with two of the boys 
sitting on the top of the instrument. 
It gives a little different start, sending 
them off well. They take advantage 
of this, going ahead at a rapid gait to 
the finish. The numbers are not fam- 
iliar about here. That may be one of 
the reasons the boys did so well. They 
are not new but still are not the same 
as used by others. There is a 
good piano player in the trio, although 
the backstanders at Hammersteln's 
who placed him on a par with Mike 
Bernard were stretching it a bit. "Out 
in San Francisco Bay" a song used in 
a Broadway musical comedy by Truly 
Shattuck some six or seven years ago 
was put over by the boys in winning 
style and brought them back for their 
encore bit, which is really what pulls 
them out so big a winner. The piano 
player In the encore plays a saxophone 
upon which he is just as much at home 
as with the piano, his "rag" with the 
singing of the other two. mixed with a 
little "raggy" dance won them five or 
six bows and kept the gallery applaud- 
ing after the intermission sign was 
out. Hedges Bros, and Jacobson are 
a good act. They will entertain any 
audience, but they should not be led 
too far away by their showing at Ham- 
merstein's this week where they are 
placed just right for a killing. 

Dash. 



Sam Mann and Co. (7). 

"The New Leader" (Comedy). 

35 Mins.; One; Pull Stage (Bare); 

One. 

Orpheum. 

This is one of the best acts depict- 
ing in a comedy sense the Monday 
morning rehearsal at a vaudeville 
house. The act is practically a laugh 
from start to finish. With all the 
technical talk of theatrics, it carries 
enough of a story and real humor to 
make it a go on any bill. The com- 
pany presenting it is a good one 
throughout, even to the bits played 
by the "sister team." Nearly all of 
the comedy depends upon Sam Mann. 
He works heroically from his en- 
trance, which is from the rear of the 
orchestra. The stage manager (C. 
Howard Acker), the Hick actor (Henry 
B. Kay), "Props" (Joseph Bennett), 
and the headliner (Virginia Ware), 
are all characters true to life. Their 
work is almost above reproach. As 
the act stands at present it is too 
long, but that can be easily remedied. 
The opening is in "one." The stage 
manager orders the street drop lifted, 
disclosing a bare stage. The stage 
manager in this particular house is 
the lord of all he surveys, with the 
power of telling the manager who to 
hire and to fire. His first discovery 
is that the orchestra leader is late 
again for rehearsal. He phones to 
the musical union for a new man. 
There is a few minutes of dialog with 
"props." Then Prof. Flupps, the new 
leader (Mr. Mann) in a German com- 
edy makeup comes down the aisle. 
He is willing to work at the theatre 
for "his beer" and engages himself 
only under those conditions. The 
"hick" enters telling the stage man- 
ager that the manager, with whom he 
has just spoken "out front" has book- 
ed him. This does not please the 
autocratic stage manager, as the 
"hick" is the husband of the "head- 
liner" on whom the stage manager is 
sweet and who is a "holdover" fea- 
ture. The team has been separated 
for nearly a year. The female por- 
tion has achieved slight success; the 
male member has not been so fortu- 
nate. Flupps knew them both when 
they were working together. When 
the stage manager goes out front and 
comes back with the verdict that the 
male single is "canned," the old Ger- 
man, learning that the actor Is broke, 
says that he will see him after re- 
hearsal and buy his lunch. The "hick" 
leaves. His wife comes from her 
dressing room to rehearse. She rec- 
ognizes Flupps. He draws from her 
the story of the cause of the "split" 
of the team. She finishes the re- 
hearsal, when the stage manager tries 
to have her consent to go to dinner 
with him after the show. She gives 
him a tentative promise. Her hus- 
band comes in from the other side, 
and the old German musician brings 
the pair together again. After they 
leave the stage manager abuses the 
leader for meddling. This is in "one." 
A very laughable comedy scene takes 
place here, and ends with Flupps 
breaking his violin over the head of 
the stage manager, and leaving by 
the front of the house. The act was 
a laughing success up to the very last 
minute. It opened the second half of 
the show. Fred. 



Chas. Dodsworth and Co. 

"Scrooge" (Melodramatic). 

38 Mins.; Fall Stage (Special Setting). 

American. 

In a speech given by Chas. Dods- 
worth thanking the audience for great 
applause, he mentioned that this is his 
first vaudeville appearance. Whether 
Mr. Dodsworth meant in America he 
did not make plain. "Scrooge" is from 
Dickens' "Christmas Carol," played 
by an English company under the 
management of Tom Terrls. Seymour 
Hicks played the piece in England. 
There is no other connection 
between the two acts. In "Scrooge," 
Mr. Terris has provided himself 
with a large and excellent cast. By 
this he "made" the piece, for there 
is not a bit of doubt but that 
"Scrooge" scored the most roundly of 
any dramatic playlet in a New York 
vaudeville theatre for over a season 
back. Not an over large house greeted 
the act Monday evening. Mr. Dods- 
worth is "Scrooge," the miserly and 
elderly surviving member of a law 
firm. He is the grand old grouch of 
the universe. But when his former 
partner's ghost returns Christmas Eve 
and through a series (seen through a 
transparency) of living pictures (with 
dialog) indents upon his money-wrap- 
ed mind what he is missing and may 
receive, Scrooge undergoes a change 
of heart. His prodigality at the 
finale gives the piece its great big fin- 
ish, turning the tide of resentment 
among the audience into human joy. 
It is the finish which sends the sketch 
over so heavily. As the burden- 
lifted old skinflint, Mr. Dodsworth be- 
comes more convincing than as the 
grasping miser, which he makes too 
strong in his physical strength. Dods- 
worth is an excellent actor; so is Wal- 
lis Clark, who plays the ghost of Mar- 
ley, remaining upon the stage for over 
fifteen minutes. It is no sinecure to 
enact a ghostly role in the dark for a 
second or two. For one to hold the 
attention of the house, without ridi- 
cule, in such a character is a hardy 
feat. W. T. Terris, Tim Ryley and 
the others play well; It is this playing 
that prevents the piece from being ac- 
cepted lightly until the tide turns. 
In the earlier part are stretches which 
might be shortened and lengthy 
speeches which need trimming. Eight 
minutes off would aid what is already 
an interesting story. Dickens drew 
"A Christmas Carol" with a hair 
brush. It doesn't have to be played 
near as finely. The applause at the 
conclusion was tumultous. It would 
not be too much to say Mr. Dodsworth 
was nearly overcome at the volume of 
it. His speech under the circum- 
stances was as good as anything else 
before. Sime. 



Homer and Brand. 
Singing and Dancing. 
12 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

A* good "small time" "sister act." 
The girls look pleasing, can sing, and 
one is a clever hard shoe dancer. They 
work well together. The finish, with 
the one singing and changing time 
while the other is dancing, gives a good 
closing which earns them applause 
enough to pass the offering. Fred. 



Bothwell Browne. 

Impersonator. 

19 Mins.; One; Full Stage (Special 

Set). 
Fifth Ave. 

Bothwell Browne has been trying 
for the past three or four years to 
break into New York vaudeville. He 
has played often through the west, 
finishing up each time with a try for 
a New York showing. After this 
week's showing at the Fifth Avenue 
there should be no further trouble for 
Mr. Browne, for he is putting over 
female impersonations second only to 
Julian Eltinge's. Browne works a 
great deal like Eltlnge, getting entire- 
ly away from the distasteful side and 
making the impersonation a thing of 
wonderment. Opening with a "show 
girl" number, Browne uncovers some- 
thing of a marvel in the dressing line. 
A long clinging gown of soft black 
material trimmed with gold, with a 
long cape hung from the shoulders 
and the whole topped off with a big 
picture hat, makes a stunning cos- 
tume, carried as very few women 
would. The second number is a "Suf- 
fragette," introducing "The Pantaloon 
Girl," a divided skirt arrangement 
with a long cutaway coat in which 
Browne reminds one strongly of Ray 
Cox. It is a good novelty number that 
fits in nicely. The third comes as 
"The Fencing Girl" in a short skirt 
above the knees with a tight fitting 
sweater, in which the impersonator 
appears at his best. It rivals the bath- 
ing costume of Julian Eltinge, and 
Browne wears it capitally. The finale 
is a "Cleopatra" dance, with the 
stage settings and light effects. 
Browne's dress is elaborate and the 
dance nicely executed, making a very 
strong finish. In the matter of dress- 
ing and appearance Browne stands 
within striking distance of the head 
of his class. In this department he 
concedes Eltinge very little advantage. 
Voice is Browne's weakness. The 
lack of a good, strong singing voice 
Is missed. Well down on the bill at 
the Fifth Avenue this week, Bothwell 
Browne was a good substantial hit. 
He can go into any bill and make 
good, and with proper handling should 
become a drawing power. It was talk 
along Broadway during the week that 
the Fifth Avenue, after having releas- 
ed its headline attraction for the 
week (Eva Tanguay) could have 
more safely taken a chance with Mr. 
Browne to top the bill, than to have 
placed Rose Pitonof (in her third 
week) as the advertised feature, as 
long as the management decided to 
slip through short. 

Dash. 



Burns and Lawrence. 
Singing and Piano. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Small Time. 

Although this act is billed as Burns 
and Lawrence, the former half of the 
team was not present. Some one else 
was at the piano in his place. They 
offer three numbers, "Piano Man," 
"Italian Love," and "The Barber 
Shop Chord," in good style. This is 
a duo of the rathskeller type, and 
should do well enough in the "pop" 
houses. Fred. 



VARIETY 



»S 



*'La Fulto." 
25 Minutes. 
Olympte. 
Paris. 

H. B. Marinelli made an addition 
to his already excellent program Sept. 
9, by presenting a "pochade" entitled 
"La Fuite," by Rozenberg, who plays 
the principal part of a desperate lov- 
er. The "fuite" in this case refers 
to an escape of gas and not an elope- 
raent, though that Is the sequel to the 
story, which in points resembles the 
sketch played in England under the 
title of "The Plumber." A young 
"swell," In love with Arlette, an em- 
bryo actress, impersonates a gasfltter 
in order to remain near the young 
woman, who has previously shunned 
his advances. He taps the wrong 
pipe and causes water to spout on the 
others, disclosing he is not used to 
the job. But he curries favor by pass- 
ing as the chief of the "claque" at the 
theatre where Arlette has a small 
part. Arlette and he finally per- 
suade a South American admirer 
(who has hitherto footed her dress- 
makers' bills) to look for the leakage 
with a lighted candle. He is first 
covered by a white sheet to represent 
a monk's cowl, and then lead on to 
the top of a wardrobe, while the as- 
sumed plumber and Arlette retire to 
the next room. He finally locates the 
leakage, the escape of gas being imi- 
tated by a squib, and in his fright he 
falls into the wardrobe. Curtain. It 
is well played by the author, Jeanne 
Meryem, Harry Baur, etc., but as a 
comedy sketch is worth little. 

Ken. 



Lionel Swift & Co. (2) 
Comedy Sketch. 
22 Mins.; Four (Interior). 
Small Time. 

The characters introduced are 
a tall, bow-legged Englishman, an 
American girl, In search of a title, and 
lier guardian. The types are exagger- 
ated, especially the elongated Lon- 
doner. Too much time is devoted to 
working up the climax. The stagey 
speeches of the guardian border on 
the dime novel theme. There are 
pome funny lines, but they are wide- 
ly separated. In its present construc- 
tion the act is not likely to leave 
"small time." 



"For Her Husband's Sake" (Dra- 
matic). 
18 Mins.; Four. 
Small Time. 

In the company presenting "For 
Her Husband's Sake" there are three 
people; a woman and two men. The 
sketch is built somewhat along the 
lines of Blanche Walsh's "The Other 
Woman" of several seasons ago. The 
woman is a clever enough actress and 
the two men are capable. Their draw- 
back is a decided English accent, 
looked upon in some of the "small 
time" houses as comedy. The piece 
smacks of the melodramatic. The at- 
tempts of the cornered murderer to 
escape after he has been trapped by 
the woman and a detective, are rather 
weak. The same theme has been in 
use so often there is no novelty left. 
The act is one that could manage to 
pass in the better "pop" houses fairly 
well, Fred. 



Will Van AUen. 
Musical Monolog. 
7 Mins.; Four (Parlor). 
Hammers tein's. 

It isn't Mr. Van Allen's fault. He 
is an Englishman, making his first ap- 
pearance in America this week at the 
American. Mr. Van Allen may have 
rightfully judged that whoever booked 
him knew what would pass through 
over here. Van Allen's is a musical 
turn, with some talk. There should 
be no talk for America from Mr. Van 
Allen. Leaving the dialog out, there 
remains the musical portion. There 
are plenty of musical acts in this 
country which are not working just 
now. He secured applause by an at- 
tempted novelty playing of Clarice 
Mayne's "I'm Longing For Some One 
To Love Me." The audience recollec- 
ted the melody. New York always 
liked that. Mr. Van Allen might pass 
through on the "small time" on this 
side, but there is a reasonable doubt 
but that the small time managers 
would object to the "big time" salary 
the Englishman must have been en- 
gaged for. A funny incident occurred 
during Mr. Van Allen's turn Monday 
evening. After playing a violin, he 
started talking — dressed in ragged 
tramp clothes, with red nose and a 
piece of cloth sewn on a trouser leg 
to represent a tear. Someone behind 
the wings evidently did not want Mr. 
Van Allen to talk, and flashed the 
footlights several times. He refused 
to look that way. 

Sime. 



DuFrayne and Thayer. 
Comedy Sketch. 
13 Mins.; Four (Interior). 
Small Time. 

The taming of a domineering wire 
by a docile husband, who finally as- 
serts his right as the "better half" 
through following race track instruc- 
tions as to the curbing of her spirit, is 
the sketch, an old one. But DuFrayne 
and Thayer are putting it to profitable 
use over the "small time." DuFrayne 
as the "Newlywed" would help his ap- 
pearance by having his trousers 
pressed. 



The Hillyers. 

Manikin Models. 

8 Mins.; One (Cabinet Drop). 

Small Time. 

The Hillyers, man and woman, work 
after the manner of Fanny Rice, mak- 
ing up their faces to suit the charac- 
ters, and using the manikin models 
with the cabinet effect. The first are 
Colonial types, followed with Irish 
characters, and closing with the "song 
of the cats." The act is short enough 
to make the audiences clamor for 
more. Smaller circuits will profit by 
keeping this turn busy. 



Barry and Frank. 
Songs and Talk. 
18 Mins.; Four (Interior). 
Small Time. 

The man of the turn is fairly clever, 
managing to deliver a Harry Breen 
stunt in good style and which saves 
the act. There is no reason to be- 
lieve that the man as. a "single" and 
working in "one" would not heroine 
a good turn on thp "small time." 

Fred. 



Berry and Berry. 

Musical. 

21 Mins.; Four (Interior) (12); One 

(0). 
Orpheum, Brooklyn. 

Berry and Berry have long been big 
favorites over the Orpheum time in 
the west. Their initial appearance 
here was voted a genuine success, de- 
spite their "No. 1" position. Berry 
uses eccentric makeup and his wife ap- 
pears in a pretty cream chiffon gown, 
shaded in brown. The act opens in a 
drawing room where the musical in- 
struments are promiscuously placed. A 
duet on ballad horns is followed by a 
solo, "Underneath the Sugar Moon" by 
Mrs. Berry, rendered in sweet voice. 
The refrain is catchy. A snappy se- 
lection is then played by the team on 
banjos, followed by a cornet duet. 
After a pleasing number on reed in- 
struments, imitating bagpipes effect- 
ively, the act changes to "one," Berry 
and Berry closing with a saxophone 
number that was good for several en- 
cores. Berry introduces several com- 
edy bits, all well liked. The "mouse" 
effect is funny. The couple have the 
very latest popular hits. Berry's little 
piece at the finish took well with the 
Orpheum audience. The act will dup- 
plicate its western success in the east. 



James K. Home. 
Singing and Talking. 
15 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

Rome uses no facial make-up. He 
wears a red Scotch plaid cap, gaiters 
to match and loosely fitting clothes. 
Opening with a recitative number he 
fellows it with talking, and closes 
with a comic song fit that is a hit. 
Rome has a strong voice, enunciates 
well and gets his "Cloud on His Brow" 
number over in splendid shape. Some 
of the patter bears an ancient label. 
His noisy re-entrance after the first 
selection does not help. Rome could 
profit by making up his fare to har- 
monize with his raiment. 



Amazon Trio. 

Songs. 

12 Mins.; (hie. 

Small Time. 

Two women and a man make a 
stunning appearance, the best that 
may be said for them. The first num- 
ber is a trio, passingly fair. The 
women are clad in dark crimson cos- 
tumes, the man arrayed in a naval 
officer's dress uniform. At the con- 
clusion of the first number, the wom- 
en leave the stage and the man at- 
tempts a solo. His voice is not cap- 
able of standing up alone, and the 
number should bo dropped. 

Fred. 



Frechette and Frrgone. 
Singing and Talking. 
13 Mins.; One. 
Dewey. 

Two juvenile entertainers, who ap- 
parently have no difficulty in pleasing 
the patrons of the smaller houses. The 
boy dors too much posing, but has 
rather j« nice appearance. His best 
work is violin imitations. The girl 
is a "kid" all the way. Her actions 
during the boy's violin playing should 
he tabooed. They are "small time" 
fixtures. 



La Freya. 
Stereo pti con Poses. 
Mins.; Four. 
American. 

The general comment on the im- 
portation of Will Van Allen, another 
English act, might apply to La Freya, 
a French woman, playing the Ameri- 
can also for her first American appear- 
ance. She is the center of a simple 
posing turn, posing in the center of 
stereopticon pictures thrown upon the 
sheet. Standing upon a pedestal 
with tights only for a costume, La 
Freya fits into the white spaces of 
the pictures. Some red fire views at 
the finish helped the act somewhat. 
The exception to the Van Allen gen- 
eral comment is the poor manner in 
which this act is put on. From frame 
to slides, there appears to have been 
no effort made by the act to give it 
appearance or anything else. As far 
as the idea is concerned, it was aban- 
doned by the burlesque circuits over 
here some seasons ago. When used, 
it was placed in the olio for the pur- 
pose of securing a cheap act. Sime. 



Anna Bernard. 

Singing. 

10 Mins.; One. 

Majestic. 

When this winsome, captivating 
young miss walked off the stage after 
her third song, the audience wanted 
more. Several minutes after the pic- 
ture was running, the applause still 
continued. The big time might look 
this talented lass over. She has 
everything in her favor. Of pleasing 
appearance, young, wearing becoming 
clothes and possessing a clear, strong, 
cultured voice, of excellent range and 
quality, she became a prime favorite 
from the start. She opens with a 
light operatic selection, follows with 
"Honeymoon Glide" in spotlight, us- 
ing a hand mirror on some of the men 
in the audience. The bit is unneces- 
sary. Her voice is sufficient. N Miss 
Bernard changes to velvet knicker- 
bockers for this number. Her "Dream- 
ing" song at the close gave the range 
for her voice. A topical waltz song 
might be tried. 



John K. Brennan and Co. (1). 
"Hi Holler" (Raral Comedy). 
10 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 
Small Time. 

"Hi Holler" has jumped from "Way 
Down East" to vaudeville, John E. 
Brennan, long identified with the role, 
is again seen as the untutored, good- 
natured, grinning, country kid. The 
same sitting room from the famous 
play is used. "Sallie Slmpkins" 
comes from the city to sing for the 
home folks. "Hi" fails to meet her. 
She reaches the home to find it va- 
cant. "Hi" appears and In his fa- 
miliar dialect tells the audience about 
missing the woman. Brennan in- 
troduces a characteristic bit. singing 
The Barn Dance." He Is a good 
comedian and makes "Hi" a likeable 
character. The woman gives excel- 
lent support. She sings two num- 
bers in soprano voice. The closing 
tableau could bo bettor arranged. The 
act was an emphatic hit with the 
"small time" audiences. 



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VARIETY 



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Hoy Harding. 
Piano Playing and Songs. 
15 Miiis.; One. 
American, CIricago. 

This young chap hit the "big time" 
Monday evening and won out cleverly. 
Since his "try-out" at the Bush Tem- 
ple during the past summer he has 
dropped the "slides" which then ex- 
tolled his staying powers as a Mara- 
thon pianist; but he still clings to the 
Ice-cream suit. If he would only 
dress himself like a regular human 
Harding would have an act requiring 
no excuses. The American audience 
took mightily kindly to his playing 
and enthused over the clever rendition 
of a "yawning song," five bows being 
required of him as well as an encore 
stirringly demanded. Harding has a 
most agreeable stage presence, is clean 
cut in his piano methods, ha% an effec- 
tive and showman-like manner of put- 
ting his act across and gets the best 
value for everything. Walt. 



The Fondellers. 
Juggling and Dancing. 
12 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Majestic. 

Two youthful entertainers are The 
Fondellers with a diversified act. They 
open with the girl on a slack wire; 
the boy showing a neat juggling rou- 
tine down stage. The girl disrobes, 
juggling while balanced on one foot. 
She also plays an accordeon in this 
position. She finishes on the wire 
by juggling three fire brands. They 
change to Russian costumes and exe- 
cute a dance that is on a par with 
some of the steps done by other im- 
ported dancers now in this country. 
With their youth, ability and willing- 
ness to work, the Fondellers can im- 
prove their act as time progresses. 
When the dancing novelty has worn 
ofT, they can abandon that feature and 
still have an act that offers bigger 
time possibilities. 



Bennett lirothers. 
Comedy Acrobats. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Small Time.. 

In makeup and style of work, the 
Bennett Brothers follow Rice and 
Prevost and Martinetti and Sylvester, 
On the smaller circuits they should 
keep busy. If expecting advance- 
ment they should leave the routine so 
well known in the bigger houses. Their 
balancing feats were well received. 
The shorter man in comic make up, 
works up the chair and table pedestal 
trirk to a laughable point. 

Car i til Day. 
Singing and Dancing. 
10 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

Wearing a big hat and a dress of 
light material, Carita Day. colored, 
opens with a "Glide," doing a little 
dance on the chorus. She makes a 
quick change, returning in a cham- 
pagne-colored dress, minus the hat, 
and sings "I Can't Take My Eyes Off 
of You," rolling her eyes a la Anna 
Held. After another short dance, 
she makes another change to a pink, 
knee-lengthed, short-necked costume 
ani does a neat clog, her best effort. 
Miss Day can fit in on any bill on the 
"small time." 



George Newburn. 

Mimic. 

14 Mins.; One. 

Colonial. 

Presenting an excellent imitation of 
Harry Lauder George Newburn made 
his American debut at the Colonial 
this week. He does an imitation of 
the Scotch comedian that is so good 
one might close their eyes and easily 
imagine Lauder himself on the stage. 
His other characterizations are of 
George Lashwood singing "My Latch- 
Key," R. G. Knowles in his monolog 
and a song, and as a final bit he im- 
personates all of the characters in 
Tate's sketch "Motoring." The act is 
one that should go well in an early 
position. Fred. 



Guy Hunter. 
Songs. 

30 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

Guy Hunter will be a riot in every 

"small timer" he plays. Mr. Hunter 

sings a variety of songs, taking the 

characters only in voice. He is best 

in "straight" and Irish selections. 

Though two of Bert Williams' "coons" 

were given, they did not equal In ap- 
plause to what he received for a 

splendid delivery of Norah Bayes' 
"Water" number. Also Mr. Hunter 
was ever so much better in .the Irish 
songs than either the "coon" or Ital- 
ian. In addition to his gifts as a very 
good singer of popular songs, Mr. 
Hunter accompanies himself upon the 
piano. He is blind, and when the 
audience understands that to be the 
case, which they do following his 
first exit (the singer groping for the 
edge and sides of the instrument to 
guide himself off stage) the enthus- 
iasm is unbounded. While the blind- 
ness secures Mr. Hunter a natural 
sympathy, he depends upon his af- 
fliction in no way, and can stand by 
himself as a "single." Hunter could 
take a position on the good time also. 
He is capable of it, having one of the 
most pleasant singing voices heard in 
some time. If Mr. Hunter is to re- 
main on the stage, he must not be 
quite so willing. Appearing three 
times daily, singing five numbers each 
time, may destroy his present means 
of support. Three songs at the most 
are plenty every show. Hunter should 
listen to no one or the applause for 
any more. He might retire at the con- 
clusion of the second song, and sing 
the third for a final encore; If a sec- 
ond encore is insisted upon by the 
pudience or management, Mr. Hunter 
should make that an Instrumental 
number. This young man who has 
been so unfortunate as to lose 
his sight, should conserve all the 
strength of his voice by every means 
for the long period in which he may 
remain before the public. Even 
the managers should realize this. 
As a turn he will be as big 
a hit with three as five or more songs. 
For the "small time" Guy Hunter 
may be safely billed as headlines The 
more fea tyred the larger attraction 
he will be In the smaller houses. For 
the purposes of helping both himself 
and the management, the billing mat- 
ter should make mention of his blind- 
ness. 8ime. 



Seymour and Burns. 
Singing and Dancing. 
9 Mins.; One. 
Majestic. 

A "sister act" with some pleasing 
changes of new costumes. The wo- 
men have a "Jungle song," with at- 
tire to match, that seemed to have a 
tendency to mar the impression they 
had made up to that change. They 
resemble the Clarence sisters to some 
extent in size, and for them to appear 
In abbreviated costumes rather jars the 
eyes. They open with a marching 
song, a flood light being used. Red and 
green dresses are worn. Changing 
to decollette gowns, with black bod- 
ices, they carry Japanese fans and 
sing "I Want Some One to Flirt With 
Me," their best number. They finish 
with the "jungle" number. Another 
closing number would help. 



OUT OF TOWN 



Burns and Clifton. 
Singing and Dancing. 
10 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

More dancing than anything else. 
The young man's voice cannot be 
heard over the footlights. His danc- 
ing saves the act. The woman dis- 
cards a military outer coat and ap- 
pears in soubret costume. There is 
too much dancing. The singing adds 
no strength. If the team could work 
in some "sidewalk patter," the act 
might show better arrangement. 



Musical Macks. 

13 Mins.; Four (Interior). 

Manhattan. 

The Macks offer a diversified pro- 
gram, opening with a number in brass, 
and closing with an old selection on 
the chimes, singing the chorus. Orna- 
mented music stands hold the instru- 
ments, vari-colored lights being at- 
tached at the top of each rack. The 
woman has a strong voice and could 
interpolate a full solo. The act made 
a most favorable impression. The 
Macks could profit by sidetracking 
some of the airs of the stone age, and 
using some up-to-date numbers. 



Will Campbell. 

Juggler. 

7 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Manhattan. 

Campbell saunters on the stage, at- 
tired in checked flannels. After a neat 
routine with tennis racquets, tennis 
balls and Indian clubs, he removes his 
coat and does the letter-writing trick. 
This feat, while not new, is cleverly 
done by Campbell. He follows with 
some plate tossing and closes with 
coin spinning on an open Japanese 
parasol. He regulates the speed of the 
coin, stops it and then sends It rolling 
with great speed again. This is under 
the spotlight. Campbell's tendency to 
work too far up stage put the audience 
at a disadvantage. Barring this, he 
delivered the goods. Campbell was of 
the Tennis Trio at one time. 



Roberts, Hayes and Roberts who ar- 
rived in New York last week from a 
playing trip over the Interstate time, 
are rehearsing a brand new act in 
which five people will take part. The 
new turn will open at Dockstader's, 
Wilmington, Oct. 10. 



"A Night in a Turkish Bath/ 1 

(Comedy) (7). 

26 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set 

and Props). 

Young's Pier, Atlantic City. 

Joseph Hart has come forward with 
another clever novelty in his activ* 
producing field. The scene is the 
cooling room in Fleischman's Turk- 
ish Baths, New York. In one corner 
is an electric light bath cabinet. In 
back, a needle shower which when in 
use gives electric currents instead of 
water. An opening in the back lh 
(presumed to extend to the cold 
plunge. The illusion is carried our 
by the sounds emanating from ther* 
and the occasional splash of water 
Lounging chairs facing the front con- 
tain the bathers — all men. Most art* 
recuperating from the "night be- 
fore." One does not remember it 
He had brought along two museum 
"artists" who for a while make things 
unpleasant. A fat man who had 
been in the light cabinet for a 
half hour emerges and gives a shout 
of joy when he finds that he has re- 
duced a quarter of a pound, only 
weighing four hundred and thirty 
The latter and two others begin bet- 
ting on silly things, he copping the 
change and providing good comed> 
The latter half of the act tells » 
story very well. /. It. Pulaski. 



Era Comedy Four. 
Songs and Talk. 
20 Mins.; One. 
Chutes, San Francisco. 

This quartet of colored entertainer* 
is one of the best acts of its kind de 
veloped around here this season. The 
talk is good and for the most part 
sounds new. Strong on harmony 
they can easily hold their own, and 
have chosen a good line of selections 
The comedian is a find. He keeps up 
continual laughter. The thre* 
"straights" make a neat clean cut ap 
pearance in suits of a light shade 
Playing a return date at this house 
the audience was loath to let them off 
after insistently demanding and secur 
ing their return for several encores 
They will give a good account of them 
selves on any bill and will bear watcb 
ing. Fountain. 



Blossom Seeley. 

Comedienne. 

15 Mins.; One. 

Warburton, Yonkers, N. Y. 

Some class to Blossom Seeley. Ap 
pearlng in a pretty pink messalino 
"hobble," her work was so good that 
a change would not have increased itff 
value. Her "coon" interpretation* 
are excellent, "San Francisco Glide" 
and "That Beautiful Rag" going big- 
especially the last to which Joe Kane, 
formerly of Rogers Brothers, and an* 
other fellow in the audience answer- 
Miss Seeley was ^bilged to take half 
a dozen bows before she was allowed 
to go and even then had to protest 
that she had no more songs. Mis' 
Seeley ought to be a hit anywhere. 



Benny Harris left New York Tues- 
day to go ahead of Weber & Rush> 
"Bon Tons." Joe Mack will replace 
Mr. Harris in B. F. Rush's office. 



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17 



Rameses. 

Magician. 

12 Mine.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Orpheum, Oakland, Gal. 

During the twelve minutes of Barn- 
eses' act, he accomplishes about as 
much as the average magician in twice 
the time. His routine for the most 
part has been seen before, but still 
mystifies. He has the production of 
fresh flowers from a handkerchief; the 
placing of three hens' eggs in a vessel 
of water, the lighting of a flame be- 
neath and the materialization of three 
live pigeons upon removal of the 
cover; bringing forth a live goose from 
a handkerchief and many other deft 
tricks made familiar to the public uy 
magicians, past and present. Repre- 
senting an old Egyptian temple, the 
act is staged in a magnificent and gor- 
geous manner, with flaming censers 
and turbaned attendants about. The 
rapidity with which Rameses works 
kills applause. In fact he might work 
a bit slower for effect and introduce 
some comedy. The most effective por- 
tion is with a curtained cabinet. From 
the cabinet Rameses makes his initial 
appearance four others following him 
at ^different times. The feature is 
"The Fire Goddess." A young woman 
is placed upon an elevated table and 
a hood dropped about her, surrounded 
by flames. The removal of the hood 
discloses a pile of ashes which are 
placed in the cabinet together with 
Rameses; drawing of the curtains and 
his almost immediate reappearance 
from the rear of the audience, with the 
girl in his place in the cabinet. The 
curtains again drawn, her reappear- 
ance from in back of the audience and 
replacing her in the cabinet as an old 
man. The rapidity with which this 
closing feature is accomplished re- 
flects much credit upon Rameses and 
bewildered the audience, bringing 
forth tardy but flattering applause. 
Rameses is to be complimented upon 
the picturesque and elaborate fram- 
ing of the act, and deserves credit for 
his fast non-stalling manner of work- 
ing, but which will never prove a big 
applause winner for that fact. A com- 
mendable innovation is a silent flash 
of fire from the fingers instead of the 
startling revolver shot, favored by the 
majority of necromancers. An inch or 
two longer fringe around the bottom 
of the cabinet would stop considerable 
discussion among "wise acres" in the 
front rows. Rameses, though not pre- 
senting anything strikingly new, goes 
about it in a different way, making a 
very interesting twelve minute turn. 
He was imported from Europe by the 
Orpheum Circuit, and is now travelling 
over that tour. Fountain. 



May Calder. 

"The Lily Girt" (Songs). 

10 Miiis.; (One and Full Stage). 

Chutes, San Francisco. 

The billing reads, "Beautiful May 
Calder, The Song Queen," going pretty 
strong even "out in the woods" as 
many are pleased to term "The West." 
Miss Calder Is a prepossessing young 
woman dressing quietly, but richly. 
Her voice a soprano evidently of thor- 
ough training, but Sunday evening she 
was evidently laboring under a handi- 
cap. Reports preceding her from 
Sacramento announcing a cancellation 
of the week by her on account of 



laryngitis. The act opens with two 
songs in "one," then going Into "The 
Lily Girl" portion which is a replica 
of the "Aeroplane" and "Balloon 
Girl" acts,, though not as effective. 
The apparatus is projected but one or 
two rows back and handled slowly for 
the short four minutes in evidence. 
The three songs used are all classical, 
a mistake in acts of this nature, re- 
quiring as they do topical numbers. 
Another error Is the throwing of the 
hand spot carried, on her own features 
instead of upon the audience. 

Fountain. 



Maurice Burkhart. 
Character Comedian. 
15 Mlns.; One. 
Chutes, San Francisco. 

Maurice Burkhart was formerly of 
Fisher and Burkhart. His reception 
at the Chutes amply demonstrated that 
he is all right as a "single." Appearing 
in a neat Tuxedo and straight juvenile 
make-up, Burkhart put over *'Schlitz" 
for the opening, following with patter. 
Finishing with "Italian Love," Burk- 
hart brought down the house. His 
voice is his strongest asset which alone 
will carry him to success. The Chutes 
audience liked him and was not stingy 
In appreciation. 

Fountain. 



MacCormack and Irving. 
Songs and Talk. 
14 Mins.; One. 
Wigwam, San Francisco. 

With good appearance and fast 
work, MacCormack and Irving scored 
a substantial hit following four sing- 
ing and talking acts. Opening with 
a flirtation bit and patter, they found 
Immediate favor with the Mlssionites. 
The routine is judiciously arranged 
with a song apiece, opportunely In- 
troduced. Possessing a splendid con- 
tralto voice most pleasant to the ear, 
when singing or talking — Miss Irving 
is all wool and a yard wide putting 
over the goods. For a song MacCor- 
mack has "Foolish Questions" which 
failed to start anything real until 
after the second or third verse, but 
proved good for several encores. This 
selection should be replaced, or at 
least new and original verses secured. 
"Funny Face" by both accompanied 
by neat and simple stepping closed 
their efforts. Both are clever per- 
formers, with a neat, clean-cut, breezy 
appearance. Imbuing their offering 
with fast snappy work throughout, 
they should prove an entertaining fea- 
ture on any bill. Fountain. 



Richard Nadradge. 
Ventriloquist. 
11 Mins.; One. 
Orpheum, New Orleans. 

At the Orpheum Monday evening, 
Rich Nadradge, a foreigner, billed as 
"Germany's Foremost Ventriloquist," 
made his Initial American appear- 
ance. If Nadradge is really the first 
ventriloquist In the land of Emperor 
William, ventrlloquial art there Is in 
an embryonic state. He works in 
"one," with two figures. His routine 
of talk and songs is lacking in qual- 
ity. The offering is oxtremely conven- 
tional, and would even be considered 
so on the "small time." 

0. M. Samuel. 



MacLean and Bryant. 
"17-20 On The Black" (Comedy Dra- 
matic). 
Three (Interior; Special Set). 
Chutes, San Francisco. 

Three people tell the story. A 
"chink" servant bit, of no conse- 
quence, is introduced in the early part. 
A society woman has offered $1,000 
for the return of a lost box of jewels. 
They are found by a professional 
gambler who is broke. He calls to 
return the jewels. The number of the 
owner's residence is 1720, his favorite 
play on roulette. He is discussing 
the coincidence and laying plans for 
staking the thousand on the play when 
she enters, gowned in black which In- 
creases his "hunch" as "17-20 on the 
Black" is the play. His admiration 
for the woman overcomes his desire 
for the thousand, which he refuses. 
Her curiosity aroused, he finally dis- 
closes his vocation and what he in- 
tended doing with the money. Sur- 
prise from her that he being a gambler 
should return a fortune in jewels 
which he could have kept, serves for 
giving Wall Street brokers, etc., a 
panning that found immense favor 
with the house. She insists upon him 
accepting the thousand. He leaves. 
A transparent drop shows a crowd 
around a roulette layout. The gam- 
bler enters, stakes the thousand — and 
wins. He returns and wants to divide 
with her, but she insists upon him tak- 
ing all, starting on the straight and 
narrow. It has been love at first sight. 
There is considerable contextual dia- 
log that should be cut, especially af- 
ter the return from the gambling 
house. The lines are good with a 
touch of pathos, when he speaks of 
his mother, which in less capable 
hands might suffer. The simile be- 
tween the "gambler" and the "stock- 
broker" is effective talk, cleverly 
handled by Mr. MacLean, who inter- 
prets his character as a polished south- 
ern gentleman in a likable manner. 
Excellent support is contributed by 
Miss Bryant, a clever actress, who 
gives a sweet womanly conception of 
her part. The gambler though silently 
showing his great admiration for the 
woman, does not by the touch of the 
hand mar the atmosphere of his silent 
worship and up to the finish the ex- 
pected embrace and "mush stuff" falls 
to occur. "17-2 on the Black" is an 
interesting little playlet, possessing a 
pretty story, a little sermonizing and 
just a touch of the melo-dramatic that 
should find favor with the majority. 

Fountain. 



CHATTANOOGA OUT. 

Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 29. 

The Jake Wells theatre closed with 
vaudeville last Saturday night. It has 
played the policy for about four 
weeks, with supplies from the United 
Booking Offices, New York. Business 
did not bring in enough money, so 
the venture is off. 

This town has been routed by the 
United, along with Nashville and At- 
lanta. As the decision to close was 
sudden, probably several acts at At- 
lanta this week, who were billed for 
Chattanooga next, may lay off if not 
shifted into Nashville. 



A SELF-MADE MANAGER 
TO HIS BOOKING AGENT 

By J. A. MURPHY. 
(Murphy and Willard.) 
East Cranberry, O., Sept 27. 
Dear Mike: 

This week's crew of actors is dif- 
ferent from any you have sent yet. 
Most of them that comes here keep 
tellin each other how good they took 
some place else but this lot is all 
talkin about some other business be- 
sides show actin. 

George Thatcher the minstrel feller 
says he has got a machine that 
hatches out fifty chickens a day and 
he has a big cellar under his house 
with no floor on it so he plows it 
up and raises oats all winter to feed 
the chickens. Young & Brooks have a 
mushroom factory somewhere in York 
State. MorriBey and Rich say they 
are going to make boats next summer 
out of concave cement and all of them 
are mixed up with one thing or an- 
other except Eddie Dunlaney and he 
is over at Drlscolls Saloon most all 
the time. I think maybe he is learnln 
the llcker business. 

Goso, the Mechanical Doll alnt much 
account. 1 thought it would be 
wooden figure with machinery inside 
to make it talk and dance, but it aint 
nothln but a man painted up to look 
like he is stuffed and he walks around 
as if he had rheumatism. Last night 
his keeper lead him around amongst 
the audience and one of the girls from 
the broom handle factory jabbed a 
pin In him. He didn't take no notice 
of it so I guess he had on sheet iron 
pants or something. 

Castile and Windsor is a couple of 
acters that I hired myself by mail. 
They had a new play but no body 
would trust them with a regular city 
Job and they hired out to me so that 
their agent could come here from Cin- 
cinnati. The agent startel Monday 
in his automobile but it broke down 
before he got here. lie came d\it on 
the cars tuesday but went to the Stad- 
ium Theatre by mistake so ho didn't, 
get to see them play at all. 

You said in your directions that 
Happy and Daffy done a very comical 
act and to have them appear last in 
my show. I thought I would have 
them come out first so as to have 
something lively right on the start. 
They wrote in a head of themselves 
that they used a custard pie every 
show so I got twelve pies from the 
Vienna Bakery and got them cheap 
because they was stale. They used 
the pies to smack each other In the 
face with and after the show they 
made an awful fuss because the pies 
was sour. I don't see what differ- 
ence it made as long as the audience 
didn't know it. Don't send me no 
more pie actors, they mess up the 
place too much. 

The Stadium folks is bavin- the 
front of their theatre painted so 1 
guess I will give mine a coat of white 
wash next week. I can get the lime 
for a couple of passes ;uid horry the 
brush So it won't eosi noiliin much. 

\ihnn Smr> rnuy. 

Collins nitd Hurl, in Ceriiiany, have 
a nfraeted for U>ui pk nih.s of 1912, 
ill this roun'ry, am! « \p. ■< t to fill the 
remainder <•!' Ui> ; ■ mi - lor there. 



iS 



VARIETY 



OVER TO **THE TRUST*. 

Chicago. Sept. 29. 

When H. Slater and his wife, Flor- 
ence Lawrence, recently departed for a 
trip to Europe the "Imp" people were 
not aware of the fact that Philadel- 
phia was to be their final destination. 
Salter has been the producer, and Miss 
Lawrence, the much advertised lead- 
ing woman of the "Imp" stock com- 
pany. They recently tried to term- 
inate their engagement with the in- 
dependent firm, but were prevailed 
upon to remain where they were until 
the time should come for the promised 
vacation. 

Negotiations must have been going 
on all this time, for it is known that 
when Mr. and Mrs. Salter return from 
abroad they will go direct to Philly 
to become leading members of Lu- 
bin's stock organization. Joseph 
Smiley is now producing for the 
"Imp" people, and will continue in 
that capacity if the Salters carry 
through their present plans. Joe 
Dailey, the "Imp" comedian, recently 
went to Chicago, where he has joined 
the Essanay Co.'s stock organization. 



MOON SPOILED PICTURES. 

Schenectady, N. Y., Sept. 29. 
An exhibition of the Jeffries-John- 
son fight pictures, which was sched- 
uled to be given here last week in 
the open, was a disappointment be- 
cause of the brightness of the moon. 
The pictures were to be shown each 
evening in the open at an athletic 
field. The moon was so bright the 
pictures were hardly distinguishable. 
After several attempts the machine 
was stopped and the money refunded. 



ONLY NATIVES FOR LICENSES. 

During the past week there has 
been agitation among the moving pic- 
ture operators of the city who are 
not naturalized citizens of the United 
State over a new law lately become 
active, which reads that none but cit- 
izens shall receive licenses as machine 
operators. 

A law of this nature regarding 
other licenses has been in force for 
some years but did not, until lately, 
apply to motion picture operators. 

For the past six months there have 
been established in New York over a 
score of so-called moving picture op- 
erating schools, which have been ad- 
vertising in the daily papers and 
turning out hundreds of operators, 
mostly foreigners. This class is hard- 
est hit by the new edict. 



SECOND HARD BLOW. 

St. Louis, Sept. 29. 

A second hard blow was struck at 
moving picture houses last week when 
the Washington theatre was denied an 
injunction to prevent the city closing 
the house or forcing the removal of the 
vaudeville stage. The theatre man- 
agement appealed as the derision was 
handed down in the circuit court. 

This is in accord with a recent de- 
cision in the Biddle theatre case, a 
similar action. 

The Empress, St. Paul, has its foun- 
dation complete, and if it will be pos- 
sible to get the roof on by cold weather 
S-C will have another house early In 
the new year. 



WORLD STARTS CRUSADE. 

Walter Storey* secretary of the Na- 
tional Board of Censorship of Motion 
Pictures, and the members of that 
committee, whose duty it is to pass 
judgment on all picture films before 
they are exhibited In public, were cen- 
sured by the New York World (morn- 
ing) this week for allowing certain 
pictures to be shown that the World, 
says should have been suppressed. 

Simultaneously with the slap at the 
board, came severe censure for the 
picture houses the World claimed 
were violating the fire law and those 
having lurid, flaming "blood and thun- 
der" posters outside describing the 
films. 

In an interview to the World, Sec- 
retary Corey is credited with saying 
that although the board endeavors to 
weigh every picture in the balance, 
that some O. KL'd are in "bad taste, 
and that it is to be regretted a few 
of these objectionable pictures are still 
in existence." 

The World mentioned "A Flirty Af- 
fliction" (Essanay), "A Lunatic at 
Large" (Vltagraph), and "Rose of 
Salem Town" (Biograph) as films un- 
fit to be exhibited. It also sharply 
criticised a film which is supposed to 
have been in the northern wilds, where 
drunkenness and murder run riot in 
the picture. 

The theatres mentioned by the 
World as having the "thrilling post- 
ers" outside were the Crystal Hall on 
Fourteenth street; Wonder Palace, 
112 Third avenue, and the Comet, 100 
Third avenue. 

The World claimed that one theatre 
on Broadway, near Fortieth street, 
had only one exit from a balcony which 
seats 200 persons, and which is direct- 
ly over the operating machine. An- 
other Broadway theatre was censured 
for crowding the aisles, and one on 
126th street was said to be shy of ex- 
its. 

As a result of the World's crusade 
various moving picture owners were 
served with notices calling them to 
court for violating the fire law. 

A Variett representative on a tour 
of the principal picture houses found 
that extra care was being taken to 
keep the aisles clear. The fire depart- 
ment inspector has been given strict 
orders to see that the law is obeyed to 
the letter. The World says that a big 
holocaust will happen in one of these 
houses in New York some day. 

Washington, Sept. 29. 
Trouble may be brewing for the 
makers and manufacturers of mov- 
ing pictures. What is described as 
"the moving picture abomination" will 
be one of the most important proposi- 
tions discussed at the first American 
International Humane Conference to 
he held here, beginning Oct. 10, under 
the auspices of the American Hu- 
mane Association. 



'HER ADOPTED PARENTS" (Vltagraph). 

This picture might be rightfully dubbed 
"Over tho Hills to the Poorhouse," as the 
loading characters, an aged couple, are shown 
near one of the buildings at the county farm. 
However, there is a moral. The old man and 
woman love o;ioh other Just as dearly as in the 
younger days, and when separated fall to enjoy 
life. A wealthy woman, alone In the world, 
takes them In her home and permits the old 
people to continue their love-making uninter- 
rupted. 



VARIETY'S PICTURE REVIEWS 



"A SIMPLE MISTAKE" (Pathe). 

Another case of mistaken Identity wherein 
the wrong man gets shaken to pieces, kicked 
and thrown out of his own house by a "strong- 
arm" policeman. The arranger takes liberties 
with the characters. While the theme Is a 
llttfc off color. It falls to ring the bell for 
continued merriment. The laughs come at 
long intervals. The role of the "sissy boy" 
Is well taken. 



"ZEB, ZEKE AND THE WIDOW" (Lubln). 

There are few redeeming points. The two 
farmers do not act natural, and It Is doubtful 
If there Is a pretty widow In the land who 
would stand for all their "monkey-shines." 
The picture has several funny situations, but 
does not come across with any riot of laugh- 
ter, as the title and advance billing might In- 
dicate. Some of the acting could have been 
omitted advantageously. 



"THE GREENHORN AND THE GIRL" (Lu- 
bln). 
Notwithstanding several Impossible situa- 
tions, the film will meet with approbation be- 
cause of its diversified features. A tenderfoot 
wins the girl through a great display of hero- 
ism when the cowboys, disguised as Indians, 
attempt to play a hoax on him. There Is 
enough Western flavor to make the picture 
acceptable. There are some phases of cowboy 
nature that are rubbed the wrong way. The 
picture will meet with more favor In the East 
than the West, where they know real ranch 
life. 

"THE TIMES ARE OUT OP JOINT" (Oau- 
mont). 
A clock gets out of whack and the hands 
run at an amazing rate. The people who 
come within sight of the clock move at light- 
ning pace. It is their incredibly cyclonic gait 
that causes much merriment. While the Idea 
Is not new. the way the Illusion of the rapidly 
moving foims work causes unbounded laugh- 
ter. Tbe film Is funny. More films like this 
one would be appreciated. Tbey would drive 
away the blues. 



"THE RESERVED SHOT" (Oaumont). 

It is doubtful If even the arranger can tell 
what this picture Is about. It Is supposed to 
be of French construction ; so, of course, there 
Is honor at stake, the customary duel and the 
choosing of apparent death to uphold the tra- 
dition of the noble family, the man being 
saved by the timely appeal of his little son. 
It would take more than a geographical sur- 
vey and a historical research to straighten 
out the plot. 



"THE LITTLE MOTHER" (Kalem). 

Farm life is depicted with excellent results. 
One goes back to nature when seeing such 
exceptionally good pictures of country life. 
The atmosphere Is so real that the audience 
becomes so wrapped up In It that the gltt of 
the story Is almost lost. However, there Is a 
lovo theme, and though the "little mother" 
places the wrong construction on a gallant 
action of her rural sweetheart, there is a 
happy finale. 

"THE SERGEANT" (Sellg). 

Worth the price of several admissions. If 
one doesn't care a rap about the plot, he can 
find ample entertainment In viewing the pic- 
turesque natural scenery which the camera 
has caught with fine effect. The Sergeant Is 
shown swimming the rapids, and be covers 
some distance before he lands. The scenes 
are supposed to be laid in the Yosemlte Val- 
ley. 



"LOVES OLD SWEET SONG" (Lubln). 

A man's life and a woman's happiness hang 
by a thread. It is the old love song. The 
photography is unusually good, and the farm 
scenes realistically reproduced. The picture 
can't help hut entertain. 

THE OATH AND THE MAN" (Biograph). 

There Is plenty of bluster about the picture, 
which shows what a band of revolutionists 
may do If their leader is of Christian faith. 
The film reminds one of scenes In "The Chris- 
tian." When the film makers fall to find a 
suitable Wild West, suicide or ancient comic 
subject they fall back on the French revo- 
lution. In "The Oath and the Man" there la 
one clear point: be good If you have to stir 
up a revolution to do it. 



' UEEDHAMS ORPHANAGE FESTIVAL 1010" 
(Gaumont). 
Something unusual. The children go through 
all sorts of maneuvers, evolutions and forma- 
tions with all the precision of a finely trained 
army. The boys are shown first In physical 
culture drill, and after they go through many 
military steps the girls give a faultless exhibi- 
tion of training. The groupings and tableaux 
nre cleverly arranged. The photography Is 
good and the picture decidedly interesting. 



THE SUNKEN SUBMARINE" (Gaumont). 

The title is misleading. One thinks he will 
see something that will rival the shipwreck 
scene In "Brcwsters Millions," but there's 
nothing doing. In fact, there is nothing to the 
film but a few scenes showing a woman's grief 
on hearing of her son's death and subsequent 
Joy when he returns alive. The picture Is a 
blank as far as entertainment Is concerned. 



"MAN IS ABSENT-MINDED" (Pathe). 

This film is disappointing as far as creating 
much laughter Is encerned. An absent-minded 
young man gets Into hot water with his swett- 
heart by sending her father a letter which he • 
Intended for a dog fancier. He gets a warm 
reception when arriving home, his prospec- 
tive father-in-law drenching him with a pail 
of water. The comedy is exaggerated. 



•COLOMBO AND ITS ENVIRONS" (Pathe). 

If the Pathe firm would continue to turn 
out more educational and natural scenic films, 
its output would be more appreciated by the 
American audiences. This latest colored pic- 
ture will bt enjoyed anywhere, as It shows tbe 
streets of Ceylon, India, with their motley 
crowds, curious vehicles and ox teams. Men 
and women of that Oriental section appear In 
native garb. The photogrophy is excellent. 



"THE OLD SWIMMING HOLE" (Sellg). 

Brings to mind James Whltcomb Riley's 
"Ole Swlmmln' Hole" poem. While the bath- 
ing place of the boys In this picture Is more 
sandy, beachy and shallower than the one 
Riley wrote about, it answers its purpose, and 
the audience forgets about the trouble be- 
tween the old war veteran and his good-for- 
nothing nephew, who robs him of his pension 
money in watching the boyish antics of the 
swimming band which continually harass an 
outside youth. The leader of the band Is a 
capital little actor. The chase through tho 
cornfield Is well arranged, the photography 
being good. 



"ROSE O* SALEM TOWN" ( Biograph). # 

Torture of a young woman and her mother 
by Puritan fanatics, who let their superstition 
run wild and heed the words of a prejudiced 
member of their religious faith, Is the princi- 
pal theme. There Is the maid of the sea who 
is loved by the young trapper. A hypocritical 
Puritan forces his attentions upon her. She 
repulses him. A great injustice follows, the 
girl and her mother being condemned to b n 
burned at the stake. The mother perishes, 
but the trapper and friendly Indians rescue 
the girl. The saving of the girl Is the best 
scene In the picture. 



"THE QUARREL" (Gaumont). 

A case of theft wherein a deserted woman and 
little son are taken back to the heart of the 
man who caused all the trouble. A good-na- 
tured, bewhlskered plumber renders Invalu-ihle 
aid to the poverty-stricken woman and while 
working in the home of the husband, whom he 
had previously recognized, pries open a locked 
drawer and r.ecures some valuablt papers which 
he turns over to the heart-broken wife. When 
the police hunt down the thief, they learn the 
motlvt. All ends well. Photographically the 
picture is excellent. 



"HANK AND LANK" (Essanay). 

This moving picture reproduction of the 
"Jeff and Mutt" characters Is as dry as a 
camp-meeting sermon. There is not a genuine 
laugh in Its entire construction, and whoever 
is responsible for Its arrangement must have 
had a sore funny-bone. 



'CURING A MASHER" (Essanay). 

The ld«>a of taming the Ixdd, young "masher" 
Is dished out In another form. The laughter 
comes at Intervals. The flirtatious man is 
pressed Into service as a bundle boy and 
manages to get a lot of things up several 
flights of stairs only to be Introduced to the 
girl's husband. 

"THE FOOTLIGHTS OR THE FARM" (Edi- 
son). 

Not much to the story. A country girl goes 
to the city to seek fame on the stage. She 
falls In her errand, but her rural sweetheart 
Is waiting at the stage door to take her back 
to the old farm environment. The dramatic 
agency scenes are partly true to life. Not 
much acting is required from the principals. 
The picture of the little calf being watered In 
the barn door Is a redeeming feature. 



TOO MUCH WATER" (Gaumont). 

There is originality and laughter in this pic- 
ture. The hand of the illusionist work* in 
harmony with natural effects. A man lives in 
fear of being swept away by high water and 
sleeps with ransacked mind, seeing himself 
fighting to escape. The slide In the boat from 
his room to a big water tank Is funny. Tn 
fact, tho whole picture is funny. 



"OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES" (Edison). 

An Interesting picture showing how copper Is 
transported from the mines In the Andes to 
the docks in Peru on the backs of llamas, ani- 
mals that do the work of horses. Photograph- 
ically the exhibit Is immense. The picture will 
make n big hit with school children. 



«"THE HOODOO" (Pathe). 

Subdued merriment finally breaks forth into 
htarty laughter as the story of the young man 
with the little statue of an Indian god, which 
at frst causes him ill luck and later brings hlui 
fortune, and his efforts to get rid of It Is told. 
Of course, Pathe has his usual "chase," but 
this time has arranged It In a funny manner 
The picture will fit In anywhere. 



VARIETY 



19 



AMERICAN. 

(Estimated Cast of Show, $4,550.) 
The bill at the American this week 
doesn't show its cost, nor did it draw 
patronage Monday night commensu- 
rate with the gross price. 

The program has three or four good 

acts out of the nine. The majority 
of these are in the second half. Eur- 
ope is written all over the program. 
If there were not quite so much for- 
eign tint to the performance, it would 
have been a better show. 

Two English act*, one new 
"Scrooge"; (New Acts) and Wish 
Wynne (second week) made the big 
noise in applause. Wilfred Clarke 
and Co. in "What Will Happen Next," 
again demonstrated that for good play- 
ing, rapid action and laughable com- 
edy, Mr. Clarke's well tried farce is a 
leader. Opening after the intermis- 
sion, with that handicapping, the 
sketch secured the laughing hit. Paul- 
ine, closing the show, was the other 
Dig comedy number. 

The first half was shifted about 
from the programing and even then 
went all to pieces. Le Freya (New 
Acts) was sent to "No. 4" from "No. 
2" to save the act if it had any merit. 
Will Van Allen (New Acts) and an- 
other foreigner was placed "No. 2" 
where he slowed up the show. Har- 
per, Smith and Co., colored, with no 
change in their turn, were taken out 
of the position the Clarke sketch oc- 
cupied, and given "No. 3" to start 
things after Van Allen. The colored 
irio had natural difficulty. Follow- 
ing Le Freya next, a quiet, unimpos- 
mg act, Billy Dillon had to go against 
the odds with his singing, employing 
one new song. Bill did well enough 
out would not take an encore, not 
feeling in the best of condition. Clos- 
ing the first half, "Scrooge" made a 
nowling applause hit. 

In the second part, coming after the 
lively farcical sketch, Wish Wynne 
duplicated for another speech-to-ap- 
plause with her recitations and charac- 
ter songs. "The Country Girl" and 
"The London School Girl," Miss Wyn- 
ne's two real character hits, are 
her best. She does not loom up in 
"straight" recitations a la "diseuse" 
though costumed, especially for the 
"Pierrot." Miss Wynne should only 
go in for characters of the types now 
presented. Her "London School Girl" 
is a better piece of work than Harry 
Lauder's "Softest of the Family." 
Lauder has comedy in make-up, mo- 
tion, props and "business' for assist- 
ance. Miss Wynne merely employs ex- 
pression of face and voice with the 
excellent lyrics. 

It must be the Fates which ordain a 
vast surplusage of press matter for a 
Cissie Curlette, but permits an ar- 
tiste of Wish Wynne's stamp to al- 
most pass unnoticed in preliminary 
"booming." Miss Curlette's "flop," 
however, was sufficiently genuine to 
, discourage almost any promoter or 
"picker." 

Pauline is carrying about twenty- 
three boys, going through the same 
routine. It is still as laughable as 
ever, and Pauline re-assorts himself 
as an Al showman. Sims. 



COLONIAL. 
(Estimated Cost of Show, $3,350.) 
There was at least one distinct nov- 
elty at this house this week. That was 
the opportunity to see the headliner 
on the bill open the second part. "On 

the House-Top" was the turn. It was 
billed above Laddie Cliff and Bert 
Coote and Co. The only other new 
feature programed was the Ameri- 
can debut of the English mimic 
George Newburn (New Acts). 

The audience at the upper Broad- 
way vaudeville house Monday night 
was one that was extraordinarily 
"cold." It was not until Howard and 
North came on (second after the in- 
termission) that they really awoke. 

The Three McGradys opened the 
show with a novelty offering, consist- 
ing of juggling, balancing and arch- 
ery. In the early position they man- 
aged passingly well, being followed 
by the Amsterdam Quartet, a straight 
singing four who did two medleys and 
two straight numbers. The first laugh 
of the evening was earned by the 
Charles Ahearn Troupe of comedy cyc- 
lists. - 

George Newburn was "No. 4," and 
next, closing the first part, came Bert 
Coote and Co., who returned from a 
tour abroad. Coote, as Harold Taps- 
ley Framington in "A Lamb in Wall 



LONDON COLISEUM. 

London, Sept. 20. 

Sarah Bernhardt started her month's 

engagement last week at the Coliseum, 

her first venture in vaudeville. To say 

the actress was successful would be too 

mild. Bernhardt appeared about 9:30. 
It was five minutes later before she 
could start acting. The reception was 
tremendous and the actress held the 
house absolutely still throughout her 
entire performance. "L'Aiglon," or 
rather an act from that play, was the 
subject selected. The sketch was beau- 
tifully staged and the piece very in- 
teresting. At the finish Bernhardt 
was kept bowing until the curtains 
had risen and fallen thirteen times, 
amid cheers of the audience. It was 
a great scene, and Bernhardt probab- 
ly holds the record hit at the big hall. 

Montgomery and Moore were in a 
good spot, closing the first part. They 
were a solid hit all the way, receiving 
a reception before and after. The pair 
surely have become Coliseum favor- 
ites. 

Fred Russell, the ventriliquist, on 
rather early, also pulled down a hit. 
His "smoking dummy" was a big sur- 
prise to the "swell" part of the Bern- 
hardt audience. The ventriliquist has 
a nicely framed-up act and fitted into 
the big program admirably. 



Commencing with this issue, estimates of the weekly cost of the 
vaudeville shows in New York City will be made by Variety's review- 
ers. "Small Time" houses may be excepted. 

In no instance is the individual salary of an act to be quoted or 
estimated upon in the review. 



Street," is as assininely funny as ever. 
The little playlet, still cleverly por- 
trayed, did nicely in the best spot. 

"On a Housetop" opened the second 
part. The stage manager has been 
busy during the past week with a 
pruning knife. The result is that seven 
minutes are off the running time of 
this act. One of the numbers has been 
cut out and the action is a little more 
brisk. But still there is something 
lacking that is necessary to make this 
offering the success former Lasky pro- 
ductions have been. 

Howard and North in "Those Were 
the Happy Days," delivered laugh aft- 
er laugh during the twenty minutes 
that they held the stage. Their act is 
as genuinely funny as ever, and they 
were the first on the bill to be unan- 
imously accorded an encore. 

Then came the real hit of the show 
in Laddie Cliff, the little English sing- 
er and dancer, who "cleaned up" in the 
full sense of the phrase, being forced 
to make a speech at the close of his 
turn. 

The Four Readings ended the show. 
Their acrobatic work is as wonderful 
now as it has been heretofore. In 
the closing position they were almost 
as big a hit as Laddie. Fred. 



Ruth Davenport, always a pleasing 
singing turn, was only allowed one 
song, but notwithstanding this the 
singer scored. Miss Davenport has a 
very good appearance and voice. 

Mddle. Charpenter, the Russian 
singer, opened the second part and 
fared well. 

Kitts and Windrum were perhaps 
the only mar to a most delightful pro- 
gram. The part of their act that seem- 
ed to receive laughs was the "pin- 
sticking gag," not very new or novel. 
The act went flat at the finish. Maur- 
ice, a card manipulator, shows some 
good and new tricks, working in front 
of a neat black drop. The conjuror 
somewhat resembles Pilu in his com- 
edy talk. Though on early Maurice 
put over a successful act. He is from 
the Continent. The Balalka orchestra 
still remains and as usual was very 
successful. The orchestra had the hard 
task of following Bernhardt, but held 
down the position. 

My Fancy was down to close the 
show, a pretty bad position to give a 
dancing act. Nipper Lupino Lane, 
through injuries received, did not ap- 
pear. Minnie Mace, a singing and 
dancing girl, opened the show. 



"Alaska or Bust" is a new comedy 
sketch Charles J.. Burkhart has in 
preparation. 



Klccahoniia's Horses open on the 
Pantages' Circuit at Detroit Oct. !♦. 
placed through Louis Pincus, New 
York. 



"In Seville" makes a new act Mar- 
ion Garson is appearing in, supported 
by a company. 



A big "United act" has been figur- 
ing with the Morris people for a 
week back. 



HAMMEKSTEIN'S. 

( Estimated Cost of Show, $3,825.) 
Some dandy good show at Hammer- 
stein's this week. It starts with a 
rush and never stops until eight bully 
numbers have been seen, and just as 
many hits recorded. The bill could 
not have been placed better and no 
one on the program has an objection 
coming, not even the first two num- 
bers, which in this bill are not sim- 
ply there to "fill in." The house Mon- 
day night seemed to know that the 
show was good, for it filled very early. 
Gus Edwards "Song Revue," must 
be handed some of the credit for the 
big attendance, and it was a big at- 
tendance despite the very warm weath- 
er. Gus' new show is one dandy big 
vaudeville number with plenty of life, 
lots of novelty, pretty scenery, a host 
of good looking "kiddies," and many 
bright costumes. One small criticism 
is that Gus should drop the " 'cello" 
imitation. It's good but it doesn't be- 
long. Aside from this there is noth- 
ing to offer but praise. Several of 
the numbers are worthy of Broadway 
productions. "Jimmy Valentine" is 
a hummer, closely followed by "Rosa 
Rigoletto," an Italian number in 
which Gus is backed up by the girls 
in peachy costumes. The finale is al- 
so good and is a befitting finish to a 
winning act. 

The Cycling Burnetts, a two-man 
riJing act, started the bill off at won- 
derful speed. It is not an easy mat- 
ter for a cycling act to get them going 
in these days, but the Burnetts did the 
trick. The comedian is about the best 
performer on one wheel seen. The 
team riding docs the rest. 

The Amoros Sisters have gone back 
to the two-act. This is where they 
belong. The girls do quite enough 
on their own, without a third mem- 
ber. A little of everything makes up 
the specialty. Singing, dancing, acro- 
batic and trapeze work all figure. The 
aerial work of one of the sisters and 
the ground tumbling of the other are 
the features. The ground tumbler has 
a little comedy that she might carry 
a bit further. The Amoros are a good 
live number and will be welcomed 
wherever they show. 

Adele Ritchie opened after the in- 
termission and did not suffer any 
tli rough the spot. The audience were 
all seated when she appeared, receiv- 
ing the Dresden China one with open 
arms. Miss Ritchie has changed her 
repetoire entirely since at the Fifth 
Ave. Although the new songs do not 
make as good a collection, they passed 
her through finely. "Winter" gives 
her a dandy start and also allows an 
opportunity for showing something in 
winter wear. Adele is doing a real 
act for vaudeville. 

Conroy and Le Mai re picked up a 
bunch of laughs. They have worked 
out a great finish in the "pinochle 
argument," for even though one does 
not understand the game, the argu- 
ment amongst the orchestra and the 
"plants" in the box, worked just to 
the proper piteh, cannot help but bring 
laughs. 

Others who helped to make the pro- 
gram one big winner were Ruby Ray- 
mond and Co., and K. Frederick Haw- 
ley and Co., both scoring strongly; 
also Hedges Bros, and Jacobson, New 
Acts. I>o*h. 



VARIETY 



JOLLY GIHLS. 

"The Jolly Girls" is a pocr sample 
of up-to-date burlesque. The sur- 
roundings, dressing, scenery and pro- 
duction generally looked for are en- 
tirely missing. Considering that, the 
company do fairly well. Almost every 
principal in the show is in the olio. 
The principal comedian or at least the 
one who makes himself the principal 
by his work is the comedy end of a 
bicycle act. It is not strange therefore 
that the olio stands out most promi- 
nently after watching the three-hour 
entertainment. 

"The Flying Man from Mexico" and 
"An Irish Pasha" are the two pieces 
with the same characters in each. The 
former derives Its title from the one 
really funny bit in the first half. It 
is the old wire-attached ide^, usei by 
several comedy acrobatic teams, but 
capitally worked, brings the laughs in 
howls. The bit only lasts about three 
minutes. It could probably be strung 
out through the whole piece, which 
would make the opening worth while 
and give a reason for the name. 

Aside from this the comedy doesn't 
get very far in either of the pieces. 
There is much familiar business in- 
dulged in. Some of it which got over 
at the Bronx will never be heard from 
in another house. 

The comedians all take things too 
deliberately, slowing down the action 
of the pieces unnecessarily. An Irish- 
man and tramp in the first part are 
the comedy characters while the Irish- 
man holds good for the second half, 
with the tramp changed to a rube 
sheriff. A boxing bout in the open- 
ing piece could also be made funny if 
a little judgment were shown. The 
thing is carried out too far as it 
stands. It is also hindered by the 
comedian expectorating water all over 
the stage and making a general muss. 
This "spitting" seems to be popular 
on the Western Wheel this season. 
Four out of five shows seen have used 
it. It's silly for anyone to believe it 
funny. 

A bit of business used in the second 
half also received big returns. It is 
the same bit that Bonita and Lew 
Hearn are using in vaudeville. It is 
well enough done, but the "imaginary 
person" is worn threadbare and then 
some. All this doesn't sound so bad 
for the comedy, but it would be im- 
possible to think of all the bits at- 
tempted ihat dkln't get over. 

The numbers, the girls, and the 
dressing will not bear close scrutiny. 
The girls make as poor a chorus as 
has been seen. Working indifferentlj 
when they had anything to do, which 
was seldom, they did the numbers 
more harm than good. They haven't 
l.een handed much in the clothes de- 
partment, but the one or two pretty 
costumes shown never have a chance 
through the way they are worn. Per- 
haps all the blame cannot he placed 
upon the girls, for^they do not seem 
to have had much drilling. 

The finale of the first part is not at 
all bad for a flag arrangement. The 
girls look better in tights than in 
Crosses and they put a little life into 
the drill which gets a curtain or two. 
"Chinatown Rag" also received sev- . 
eral encores, with little reason. It 
was not particularly well done. "Back- 



to the Bleachers for Mine" a base- 
ball number with the girls throwing 
halls into the audience was the real 
number hit, not for anything in it 
but simply the Idea of the girls play- 
ing ball with the bunch. Even this 
was not over well done. After a couple 
of encores there were no more balls, 
so the fun had to stop. As long as the 
number was put on the girls should 
have been given as many as they liked 
for it was the only time during the 
evening that they came up to breathe. 
"Isn't That Enough For You?" a sex- 
tet, caught several encores which were 
coming to It. 

Tony Kennedy is the main string. 
Tony wrote the pieces, staged them 
and never forgot that Tony was to 
play in them, for he is on the stage 
almost continuously. He is a good 
Irishman of the thick voiced type, 
but not strong enough to be on the 
stage all the time. Working with a 
good comedian or two, he would pass 
along alright, but on his own he is 
not a success. Besides appearing in 
the pieces, he is also seen in the olio 
where he works "straight," not doing 
as well as in the Irish character. 

Bill Armstrong, of the Three Arm- 
strongs, a comedy bicycle act, takes 
it all .away from Kennedy in the 
opener. Armstrong as an eccentric 
tramp is really very funny and were 
he handed the material to work with, 
would have no trouble in filling the 
bill. It was Armstrong who did the 
"wire," the big laugh of the show. In 
the second act as a rube sheriff, Arm- 
strong Is all wrong. The part doesn't 
belong, and he is too good to be 
wasted on a minor role. 

The other two Armstrongs figured 
in the pieces also, one as a bellboy, 
end the other playing "straight." The 
"straight" is a bit self conscious at 
times becoming a trifle cissy fled, due 
to this probably. The bellboy brings 
a laugh now and again with out inter- 
fering. Geo. DeBar leads a couple of 
numbers nicely, but he is not a regu- 
lar actor. 

The show is lacking female princi- 
pals. Beatrice Harlowe is the leader. 
Beatrice looms up above everybody in 
the show. She works hard all the 
time, Interjects plenty of life, and 
even gets to soubret work to pull 
things up a trifle. Beatrice looks well 
all the time, although not dressing as 
elaborately as others seen this season. 
Miss Harlowe is really doing more 
than is good for her and not getting 
all that she should. A nice voice is 
misused in a couple of "rag" numbers 
that she leads. 

Luella Temple, a sort of soubret, is 
another principal. Luella begins to 
grow likeable toward the end of the 
show. She is a plump little woman 
with a "kid" voice, and could be real 
cute If she had half a chance but she 
just seems to be growing careless or 
it may be her way. Grace Patton, the 
other principal, had little or nothing 
to do. She appeared in a couple of 
the numbers, although never leading 
alone. 

Nancy Simsson opened the olio with 
Scotch songs, finishing with a "fling." 
Nancy is alright in her present posi- 
tion. 

Tony Kennedy and Co. played a 
comedy sketch called "My Wife Won't 



NEMO. 

At the opening of the Nemo, the 
latest addition to the William Fox 
circuit of "pop" houses in New York, 
there were seven acts on the bill. The 
show, while containing no startling 
"big time" feature such as might be 
expected at a new house, was all that 
could be desired and the audience 
seemed pleased with the offering. 

The headline position seemed to 
have been given to a dramatic playlet 
entitled "For Her Husband's Sake" 
(New Acts), which had to take second 
place in the hearts of the audience, 
who bestowed their favor upon Eli- 
nore Palmer, a singing comedienne. 
She delivered three numbers in an in- 
imitable manner, taking four bows af- 
ter her last and being forced to sing 
an encore. 

The Wangdoodle Four, colored, were 
in the closing position. The comedian 
of the quartet is a hard worker, and 
the one who pulls the act through, 
even on the "small time." 

Barry and Frank, Homer and 
Brand, Burns an 1 Lawrence, Amazon 
Trio (New Acts), made up the bal- 
ance of the program. 



MANHATTAN. 

The first of the week the Manhat- 
tan show gave immense satisfaction. 
The illustrated songs, and the moving 
pictures were liked. Manager Gane 
has the first run product of the Gen- 
eral Film Company, featuring them 
daily. 

Elsa Ford and her "Buster Brown" 
clothes and airs were enjoyed. She 
has typical "kid" mannerisms. While 
her voice will never land her on the 
big time, she may advance with a 
partner or land in musical comedy. 
Elsa looks neat in her "Buster" suit. 
She sang three songs and "kidded" 
the house drummer besides. The girl 
would find breathing exercises bene- 
ficial. Will Campbell (New Acts) 
juggled his way into favor. The Dunn 
Sisters pleased with singing and danc- 
ing. One dresses in boy's clothes and 
recites, "Gee, Ain't It Tough to Be 
Broke, Dead Broke" under the spot- 
light, singing the chorus. She makes 
a quick return an 1 clog dances ef- 
fectively. The other "sister" does 
well with her solo. She makes one 
change from a pink soubret to a pret- 
ty light blue dress. 

Howard Truesdell and Co. (two wo- 
men and a man) kept the audience 
laughing with the a*hiusing situations 
in their act "A Corner in Hair." Trues- 
dell has lost none of his former com- 
edy spirit and is well supported. 

Echo and Dupree got a good start 
with singing and dancing, and closed 
strong, receiving considerable ap- 
plause. The man does good comely, 
work. The Musical Macks (New Acts.) 



MAJESTIC. 

A splendid bill was on view at the 
Majestic the first half of the week, 
the Loew office putting over a well- 
balanced show. 

Seymour and Burns (New Acts) 
had the opening position and did fair- 
ly well. Anna Bernard (New Acts) 
was enthusiastically received. 

Darwin Karr and Co. in the ludic- 
rous sketch "Fake," in which there 
is a furniture deception through slip- 
ping covers over four persons, had 
the house in an uproar at the finish. 
Karr has omitted the role of the 
tailor, shortening the act. The Ma- 
jestic regulars seemed to like .the 
noisy finish, laughed heartily and ap- 
plauded vigorously. The character 
of old man, hard of hearing, was 
well handled. 

Alf Ripon, ventriloquist, scored. 
There has been little change In his 
act from last year, Ripon employing 
the same comedy routine with his 
Scotch-suited single "dummy." The 
telegram bit, with the silent period 
well worked up, proved amusing. 
Ripon appeared in Highlander cos- 
tume. 

The Fondellers (New Acts). 

The illustrated song was "Good Bye, 
Betty Brown," excellently rendered by 
a young woman with a pleasing voice. 
It has a swinging march chorus and 
encores were in demand. There was 
a clean run of motion pictures, and 
none marred the taste of the audience. 



Let Me?" a sketch brought over by 
pn English artist and played around 
here in vaudeville, under the same 
name. It has no value, by whoever 
played. Miss Harlowe sang three or 
four songs and did real well. Singing 
songs that are not the best for her 
voice. 

The Three Armstrongs finished off 
the regular olio with a good comedy 
bicycle act. 

Dash. 



DEWEY. 

The combination of vaudeville and 
newly released pictures keeps the 
Dewey filled. 

The bill proved attractive. The 
biggest laugh-getter was the act by 
L. M. Hunt and Co. The one that got 
the most applause was offered by the 
Gordons, Harry and Bert. 

Belle Hastings is a contortionist, 
bending and twisting. Her act made 
good. Heuston and Ormsted offer a 
light comedy sketch in which a poor 
young artist finally wins the love of a 
wealthy young girl. A little comedy 
went big with the front row occupants. 
The principals do not speak loudly 
enough. The sketch is of "small time" 
calibre. 

Frechelte and Fregone (New Acts) 
pleased. 

L. M. Hunt and Co. in "The Noblest 
Roman of Them," of the same charac- 
ter as the Roman travesty offered by 
the Leonards. It has enough origin- 
ality through the funny lines to make 
it go. It kept the house in an uproar. 

Harry and Bert Gordon as the sing- 
ing schoolboys proved a "clean up." 
The boys sing fairly well, but are in- 
clined to monopolize the stage. The 
act needs shortening. It will have no 
trouble In making good on the smaller 
time. 

Charley Case traveled some last 
week. When he finished his Winni- 
peg date he started for the American. 
Chicago. He was told, upon arrival 
in Winlytown, that he was wante 1 at 
the American, Omaha. Thither he 
chased and when he got there was told 
that there had been no preparation 
for placing him on the bill. Back to 
Chicago went Charles and stayed there 
until Morris opened him last Monday 
at the American, Stockyard sville. 



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MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr. ; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit).— At this house, where the 
strangest of vaudeville happenings are wont 
to transpire, something near phenomenal is 
occurring this week. The headline attraction 
la not only "making good," but is "cleaning 
up" the show. Bayes and Norworth are 
doing a trick which eight out of ten head- 
liners have failed to accomplish during the 
past six months. They are doing closing the 
show with a dandy act. This week's bill is 
almost as good as last week's, near classic in 
vaudeville bookings. The Elliotts, harp and 
instrumental specialists, open, a poor spot to 
gain reward for their merits. In second place. 
Knight and Draway offer a mighty neat sing- 
ing and talking act, with melody the pre- 
dominating factor in the issue. Burns and 
Fulton have third position for their clothes 
changes and many types of dancing, all well 
executed. The acrobatic dance and contortion 
finish is a fine example of recklessness, bring- 
ing in a hearty encore for the excellent act. 
Dlero Is putting a novel style of concertina 
playing, the instrument being operated by 
keys resembling the ivories of a piano. He is 
a skillful musician and scored a substantial 
hit. "Hensfoot Corners" brings Mr. and Mrs. 
Jimmy Barry into entertaining evidence. 
Jimmy's clever comedy and Josie's fine aid in 
"swell" clothes developed a number much ap- 
preciated. The Victoria Four have the equal 
of the best straight singing quartets heard out 
this way in half a year. They are clean and 
neat in appearance and all have fine voices, 
which blend melodiously. Bird Mlllman's wire 
specialty has seventh place. Miss MUlman, 
not fully recovered from a previous fall, start- 
ed to work Monday afternoon, but had not 
progressed far until she found herself unable 
to continue, and was forced to retire. An 
understudy took up her work, to continue, 
presumably, for the engagement. Carson and 
Willard score heavily with their clever talk- 
ing act. Keep the laughs going, and closed 
strong with parodies and burlesque dancing. 
Following Bayes and Norworth, the excellent 
animal display by Max Oruber ends the pro- 
ceeding. The committee of bookers in the 
East is batting a mighty high average. 

WALT. 



AMERICAN (Wm. Morris, mgr. and agent). 
—Monday was another day of shifts and clos- 
ings. At night the bill was arranged without 
two acts which had appeared in the afternoon. 
"The Girl In the Balloon" did not appear on 
the index board at night, but opened after in- 
termission and got fresh with spectators In the 
first three rows. As an act the "balloon" thing 
doesn't fly very high. Adelaide 'Kelra and 
company missed the matineee through a train 
delay in coming from Omaha. She closed the 
first half in the evening and scored one of the 
three hits In that section. Brenck's Models 
were listed, but did not show on the stage, 
a good part of the audience remaining through 
the pictures in the hope of seeing the posers. 
Charley Case was lined up to close the show 
as the evening bill finally stood, and with his 
irresistible comedy methods put his talk over 
the footlights to sure-fire laughs. Roy Hard- 
ing (new acts) followed the gas-bag girl. The 
record of shifts and changes completed, it's 
time to say that Cadlcux opened the show 
with high-wire displays. Musical Thor was 
second with a small-time banjo and xylophone 
act. He banjoed better than he xylophoned. 
The Dclaur Trio, singing grand opera selec- 
tions in the original tongue, put across a real 
hit, five bows following tbe demonstrations of 
appreciation which the audience united in. 
The young girl of the trio has a voice of phe- 
nomenal range, and tone of rare purity. The 
other women and the man In the act also dis- 
play fine voices. But it was the girl who 
pulled down the hit, a perfect storm of ap- 
plause following her solo. Singing act fol- 
lowed singing act when Frederick V. Bowers, 
his "picks' 'and bulldog responded to the wel- 
coming applause his name received. Bowers 
made it five straight, one verse and chorus to 
a song, cleaning up quick and sure. If any 
male singer of miscellaneous songs thinks he 
is as good as Bowers, let him rack up against 
the American audience and find out. He must 
go some to convince these listeners, who like 
Frederick better than anybody In his line. 
Kltlnge, in his second week, tells the story of 
the show's real clean up. In his speech he 
made mention of his prospective return in a 
play. He can come back with a medicine 
show — just so he comes back. The business 
was badly off in the evening. It may be said 
that the introduction of inferior and experi- 
mental acts before the opening matinee crowds 
hurt the attendance. WALT. 



TREVETT (S. W. Quln, mgr.; agent, W. 
V. A.).— Six of the eight acts, Tuesday eve- 
ning, ran largely to comedy, making it a 
laughing bill, much enjoyed. The Lewln Mar- 
tel Trio, expert xylophone players, opened, 
and the snappy and skillful acrobatics of the 
Heras Family closed the Hhow. Grace Orma, 
in second place, started the laughs In easy 
fashion, with monolog filling between two 
well-rendered songs. Gavin and Piatt's de- 
lightful singing voices were heard to advan- 
tage In a comedy act which brought loads of 



laughs and a strong applause finish. A third 
number in the vocal line closed before Inter- 
mission, with the Bohemian Quintet pulling 
down great applause for harmony and some 
laughs with mild comedy. The singing holds 
the act strong in favor, with little value to 
the humor. Opening after recess, Yackley 
and Bunnell Introduce a musical act through 
new avenues, and made one of the big hits of 
the show. "Breaking It In" Is the title for 
the clever Interlude, and although the bare 
stage has served many purposes. It has never 
been made more logically introduced than In 
this instance. There is a laugh every few 
seconds, thanks to the comedian's good work 
and the bright Ideas for by-play. Another all- 
laughter Inning was pulled by Barnes and 
King with burlesque magic, Barnes providing 
sufficient mystery to hold attention, while 
King kicked up the merriment through the 
most effective sort of comedy method. After 
all the other laugh-getters. Harry Webb hap- 
pened along and easily came Into his own, 
topping off with a ballad of sentiment well 
negotiated. Applauded for bows and a speech. 

WALT. 



STAR (T. J. Carraody, mgr.; agent, W. V. 
A.). — The return to a full week's show seems 
to have benefited business muchly. Wednes- 
day evening there was a fine house and the 
show went with many laughs attendant. Par- 
ticularly in favor with the audience were 
Frank Milton and De Long Sisters, who gave 
"Twenty Minutes Layover at Alfalfa Junc- 
tion" to almost Incessant laughter. It's the 
best "three-act" seen In the dlgglns for some 
time. The lines are witty, the trick business 
is funny and Milton plays the handy man 
around the railroad station with much unction. 
The Girls supply class, with good wardrobe and 
nice appearance. When the act gets east the 
wise ones will have something to talk about. 
Byers and Hermann supplied another big time 
Inning with a contortion act which stands alone 
in its class. The Havelocks with a showy 
Juggling act offered a splendid opener. Art 
Adair started the early laughs with his musical 
monolog and character drawing following, with 
a hit recorded. Illustrated songs with Flo 
Jacobson caroling, was the fifth act In the 
show. Then came Clement De'Llon's mystify- 
ing and marvelous manipulations of billiard 
balls. Austin Bros, burlesqued, rough housed 
and slambanged the proceeding with lots of 
laughter cheering them on and giving way to 
Leo Beer's piano, scored heavily. 

WALT. 



FOLLY (John A. Fennessy, mgr.).— The 
second of Gordon & North's attractions turned 
up here Sunday afternoon. "The Passing 
Show" is In many scenic respects a greater 
novelty outfit than "The World of Pleasure"; 
its principals are for the most part capable In 
interpretations, and the chorus people are In- 
dustrious and frequently occupied, but In the 
matter of vocal fitness the company is sadly 
lacking. As a scenic and sight display the 
present offering is an easy second among the 
burlesque shows which have previously com- 
peted at this house with "The World of Plea- 
sure." Many extra stage hands and light men 
are required to operate the effects and for this 
week the orchestra (already a most capable 
band of harmonists) Includes several additions. 
It Is fortunate that the instrumental up- 
lift Is so competent, for the singing would 
leave the musical element still more greatly 
lacking were it not for the splendid strength 
the orchestra gives to the score. Don Roth 
is credited on the program with the book, Ed 
Hay the lyrics and Leo Edwards the score. 
In capable hands the Edwards contribution 
would set "The Passing Show" at the head of 
the Folly's list. The book In its early pages 
makes halting progress, but the second hair 
makes up for what the opening section lacks 
in comedy and activities. Scenlcally the 
production Is excellent, come of the five dif- 
ferent scenes being as pretty as have been 
shown here this season. There is an over- 
reaching for scenic effect In the change from 
"one" to full stage in the first part, and the 
result Is a dead wait right where the show 
can least support It. The first front scene 
shows a railroad station Interior and tbe draw- 
off discloses a train at night, curving away 
in the distance. The Immediate foreground car 
contains girls In the windows continuing a 
chorus which has built up to the change. While 
the effect Is pretty and an oddity, 1; becomes 
a matter of opinion whether it is good enough 
to make the subsequent wait worth while. 
An especially pretty drop and scene before li 
shows a "board-walk" and a .vista of ocean, 
used as a setting for the last half of the per- 
formance. A third noticeably effective scone 
forms a part of the opening section of the show 
when a banquet room with tables spread In 
horse-shoe form selves as a pretty sight fea- 
ture. It Is not until this scene that much 
action, save in development of the story. Is at 
hand. Considerable good comedy of a noisy 
and rough-and-tumble sort serves here to save 
the early section of the show; but It does 
not come un:ll three-quarters of an hour have 
been spent in mildly diverting scenes and Inci- 
dents. The especially novel and effective 
"sight'' feature of tbe early part Is an Ama- 
zon parade with the girls In body-length cos- 



tumes of some shimmering stuff which deflects 
the varl-colored lights when thrown upon the 
marchers with brilliant and beautiful effects. 
Marlon J. Benson is exposed to view as the 
most conspicuous figure In the march scene, 
covered from neck to feet In an unbroken sur- 
face of white skin-tights, the contrast bring- 
ing her physical charms Into stunning relief. 
Alfred Golden and Dora Andrea make passing 
good In a series of glides and whirls on the 
full stage; Mae Rose and Cecelia Sylvester, 
with tome pretty chorus effects in the num- 
bers, lend activities to bring the Interludes of 
the first-part through to a novel finale. The 
close comes when four see-saw boards are 
shoved onto the stage and down as far front 
as the supports can be rolled ; girls sit astride 
the ends and stand In the middle, the ones 
who careen up and down over the heads of 
tbe orchestra distributing carnations. The 
encore shows the contraptions electrically 
lighted, with pretty effect. 

The second part has good comedy, Sam Sid- 
man and Chas. Drew have a "Dutch and 
Irish" bout, lasting for the best part of an 
hour, with Ben Byron feeding as the 
"straight." Sldraan le in evidence frequently, 
and always with results. The chorus, at all 
times a potent factor in maintaining the Inter- 
est, have the best "number" of the show in 
a Boweryized "Apache" dance which stirred 
the audience to enthusiastic applause. " 'Neath 
the Old Palm Tree," led by Miss Sylvester, Is 
a prettily staged and attractively accomplished 
number In which three of the chorus are 
cataloged for "imitations." Tbe "Joe Welch 
girl" handled her assignment the best of 
the lot and received as reward a hearty recall; 
but the other impersonations were not even 
reminders. An Interlude affording novelty In 
execution provided a disrobing Incident along 
new lines. The chorus of each verse costs 
each of the four girls an article of apparel, 
chorus men assisting In the action, until when 
the verses are all sung the girls stand for a 
brief second in body-length tights. The 
encores bring the girls across the darkened 
stage, marching demurely, as the "foots" are 
flashed to give quick glimpses of frank dis- 
play. The audience made the girls tramp five 
times across. The finale of the show finds 
the chorus engaged in building a "battle-ship" 
for a patriotic finale. A novel piece of "busi- 
ness" turned up in an electrical arrange- 
ment used in a scene between Sldman and Miss 
Benson. At will the young woman flashed 
electricity from her finger tips, and eventually 
for comedy effect the same power was trans- 
ferred to Sidman. Good stuff. In spite of the 
scenic, electrical and "business" features of 
the performance, the beauties of Its costum- 
ing and the many novelties afforded, the value 
of these advantages was, as has been said, 
greatly Impaired because principals and chorus 
fell short in vocal efforts. There was not one 
really good voice distinguishable at any time. 
A chorus man committed barberous assault 
upon the music of what would have been 
a pretty number, with a half-dozen girls doing 
a "boogy" Interlude before a fire-place; the 
discord and off-key shouting making the end 
of the incident a welcome relief from the an- 
noyance. Miss Sylvester has much of the 
number work thrust upon her, but the quality 
of her voice Is minus and In quantity decid- 
edly limited. The one girl who stood out con- 
spicuously superior to the others In the com- 
pany was Mae Rose. She Is, In the first place, 
* mighty pretty girl; her voice Is the best of 
the lot and she Is a pudgey bundle of vi- 
vacity and willingness. Helen Morris was ex- 
cellent in the "straight" role assigned to her. 
The chorus men are a busy lot, the many 
scenes and numbers keeping them on the 
jump either as participants or stage clearers. 

WALT 



STAR AND GARTER (Wm. Becbe. mgr.).~ 
Manchesters "Cracker Jacks" In all particu- 
lars make good the title. To this consumma- 
tion the individuality, talent and accomplish- 
ments of Mollie Williams is thy most potent 
contributing factor. She first appears In the 
olio In "Le Dance L'Entleement," translating 
Its French title to Spanish environment. Dur- 
ing the burlesque she appears in two numbers. 
In each of the three essays she covers herself 
with artistic glory. In her later appearances. 
Miss Williams' versatility Is displayed In re- 
minders of Anna Held which come closer to 
Imitations than does the work of numerous 
specialists In the Impersonation line. She has 
a personality which "gets across," her singing 
voice Is sweet and pleasing If not overly 
strong; her physical charms are a delight to 
the eye. and In the matter of costuming she 
Is to be sincerely complimented. Passing to 
the other women of the company. Ruby Leonl 
and Fanny Vedder share with Miss Williams 
the honors for charm of face and form; but 
when It comes to costumes Miss Leonl makes 
a clean-up all over the place. She wears four 
beautiful gowns (one so stunning that Bhe 
received a round of applause upon her ap- 
pearance In It) and In two suits of costumes 
with tights she presents a picture radiantly 
beautiful. Miss Vedder Is a statuesque double 
for Miss Leonl when she dons tights and in 
several handsome gowns graces the occasion 
as a night feature, entering with vivacity Into 
the action several scenes. Miss Vedder and 
Miss Leoni lend numbers nnd are a great 
factor in the progress of splendid entertain- 
ment. Blanche Rose acquits herself with 
credit In a r.tralght role, devoid of many op- 
portunities. The comedy element Is In the 
hands of John Williams, John Jess, Harvey 
Brooks and Frank Harcourt ; they keep the 
laughs going almost incessantly, Williams an!S 
Jess being particularly effective in provoking 
merriment, without resort to anything hut 
creditable methods. "A Trial Marrl'ig"" is th • 
opener and "nafTydlllB" Is the burlesque an 
olio strong In quality being Insertd between 
the two books. The numbers ar • beautifully 
costumed and Thos. F. Gradv ha^ worked out 
some attractive evolutions; the girls are hard 
worker-, and capable, too. adding no small 
?..?»? to the exce,,e nce of the program . Miss 
Williams starts the vaudeville features with 
her sketch. Williams and Brooks follow with 



a talking act which serve* to extract laughs 
a-plenty from new material. The Plroscoffls 
cleaned up the olio with their single and com- 
pany Juggling an* obje.i piling. Frank 
Harcourt closed tbe vaudeville intrlude with 
a good "Rube" mono.ogue. Walt. 



PRESIDENT (I. A. Levlnson. mgr.; agent, 
William Morris).— For the first half of the 
wtek, the President steps Into the .'100 class 
with a good, wholesome and laughable show. 
Monday evening the audience were hardly al- 
lowed to catch their breath before they were 
thrown into othtr laughing spells. Clotllde 
and Montrose opened with comedy acrobatics, 
which sent them away on a big band. Tom 
Brantford, on "No. '2," stopped the show. His 
comedy and monolog were sure fire. Fully 
two minutes were taken up In acknowledging 
the applause given him. Keogh and Francis 
again started uproars with their comedy 
Bketch, "The Ward Heeler." Still the laugh- 
ing spell did not break, for Chas. Nevlns and 
Ada Gordon broke In with "Little Miss Mani- 
cure," which kept the house going. Miss 
Gordon, as the "scare-crow girl." must be 
given credit. Onetta closed the show with 
classic dances, highly appreciated. H. R. 

LINDEN (Charles Hatch, mgr. ; agent, 
William Morris).— A first class bill at the 
Linden this week, headed by Little All Right 
and wife, who closed the show. They have a 
corking good Juggling act, and everything Is 
worked quickly and easily. Mrs. All Right 
is a dandy looker, and acts as assistant for 
her husband, who handles the bulk of the 
work. They made a good impression In the 
late spot. Young and Brooks opened with a 
musical sketch that won favor. De Vere and 
Roth did nicely with singing. Leavltt and 
Dunsmore, In "That Woman Next Door," easi- 
ly the hit of the bill. Mr. Leavltt makes five 
character changes, all of which were quickly 
handled. Plenty of comedy and good acting 
sent them away to big applause. Forrester 
and Lloyd followed with a first-class singing 
turn, which pleased. Flavlo Bros, were billed, 
but did not appear. H. R. 

The Normal, a new 10-20 at 63d St. and 
Stewart Ave., managed by J. A. Young, 
opened 20, booked through the W. V. Associa- 
tion which also supplies bills for the Arch, 
two blocks away. 



Preston, Ralmond and Co., with "A Suspic- 
ious Wife." a new act Just formed, started a 
chain of W. V. M. A. bookings last Monday, 
splitting this week with the Empire and Co- 
lumbia, Milwaukee. 

The comedy will come to life for a second 
time 10, managed by F. W. Hartman, for a 
corporation comprising several managers as- 
sociated with the W. V. A. Slttner's, Just 
across North Ave., Is preparing for the opposi- 
tion by booking a delegation of headllners to 
top his bills for several weeks to come. 

Houston and Kirby and Manlon and Hall 
had a difficulty In properly celebrating Halls 
birthday during the date the four were In 
Levenworth recently. They had been to- 
gether on the same bills for three weeks pre- 
viously. Manlon gave his partner a watch. 
When the party started out to "wet it" after 
the show, they discovered that a "dry" town 
in Kansas these days means a place with the 
lid on. Before returning from a trip across 
the Missouri State line the next day's matinee 
was ready to start. - 

Tbe Ralmond Bisters have separated for this 
season, owing to Carrie having taken seriously 
111 last week In Cincinnati, where she, is still 
confined In a hospital. As soon as sufficiently 
recovered, Carrie will go home to Philadelphia 
and rest until next season, when the sisters 
will again uppear In vaudeville. Meanwhile 
Dot Kaimond has signed as soubret with Geo. 
lieaeh's Comedy Co. 



One of the lO-L'Os managers hereabouts 
pulled a new one on Barrett und Mathews 
recently. Their prop list for The Battle of 
Too Soon" Is a pretty long one, and when 
Mathews arrived a half hour late for rehearsal 
there were none of the props In sight. Upon 
approaching the manager with an Inquiry as 
to where the stuff wus this reply was forth- 
coming : "When you don't come to rehearsal 
on time I hold the paper In my hand so long 
that I lose it when I want to give It to my 
man." 

Chas. E. Bray is putting Into operation a 
system of publicity helps for the small time 
managers booking through the Association. 
Bert Cortelyou Is the. press agent. M<> nup- 
plles timely write-ups and readers to be used 
either In the newspapers or house programs, 
telling something about the system of booking 
that particular house, where the u< ts come 
from, what they do and In a general way In 
form the public on the vuudeville prop isitlon 
It I* Intended to not alone "boost" th»> lo< al 
house, but. puts In a good word for the As 
soelntlon and its system. 

The Brothers Cooper, adverti • * i \ir an I 
wide to be un all-week feature of the |'r< •sidi-nt 
program this week, were compelled to can. -el 
that dote, at the eleventh hour, and to also 
forego u place as the feature of a Morris 
booked program at Or.h< -n,i Hal! f ,i (Me 
Policemen's Benefit, next week Oscar Hum- 
mersteln drafted Marry for plu-irsals 

have Beohler <;im. up from Kvansville last 
week, where he i« l< mporarily in ■■ n itrini; t > ■ • 
New Grand, to attend the bedside of his 
father, taken Midd<-n'> ill When hi-; parent's 
condition MifhYP'ti'U 'n,;. "••• I I: r> turned t> 
Kvansvillc wh< re le r., r-inain for a few 

w» eks In I'ni-e p-Mim mic i" In- former position 
in the Map :i< il'.i'i. I'.iiiMing. Chi ago. 

(ii'iicvi v. Virmria r'uni:- to vaudeville for 
the flr^f '.me sic e :,. ia^ discharged from a 
local hospital last spring playing tbe Linden. 



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Frankle La Marche was compelled to cancel 
her Eastern time because of a telegram re- 
ceived while she was playing the Scenic Tem- 
ple, Providence, to come to Chicago, as her 
mother was not expected to live. 

The Haras, a skating act, have settled their 
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Kramer and Ross, at the Trevett last week, 
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"The Girl and the Drummer" goes from the 
Grand to the Shubert. Boston, according to the 
latest move on the checker board. 



Petrie and Lewis have dissolved their vaude- 
ville partnership. Bert Lewis will do a single. 
Bill Petrie left town as a member of Rice A 
Cady's "Beauty Trust." 



Ed Arganbright, manager of the Family, In- 
dianapolis, has secured a lease of the old 
Coliseum, New Castle, and the Andre Opera 
House, Colllnsville, towns in Indiana not far 
from Indianapolis, and will play vaudeville 
booked in conjunction with his original house 
through the W. V. 



Bird Millman comes to the Majestic this 
week to resume operations after a lay-off of 
one week caused by injuries Incident to a fall 
from the wire, she lost her Milwaukee week 
thereby. 



The musical show line-up changed a little 
with this week's beginning when "The Girl 
of My Dreams" was succeeded at the Chicago 
Opera House Sunday night with the formal 
production of "Theresa, Be Mine" ; and the 
local total of shows with songs was increased 
on the same evening by the arrival of "The 
Chocolate Soldier," at the Garrick. The 
dramatic showing within "The Loop" was re- 
duced when Nazlmova left the Garrick, but 
swapped the musical show "The Wife Tamers," 
at the Lyric, for the Initial production of 
Chas. Kleins latest play. "The Gamblers." 
The radiant Lillian Is at Powers' "In Search 
of a Sinner," and Clara Llpman stays at the 
Princess with "The Marriage of a Star." 

"The Dollar Princess," at the Illinois, origi- 
nally booked for eight has had Its time ex- 
tended to a full dozen weeks. "The Follies" 
at the Celonlal may have Its first booking of 
six weeks there extended to ten, also. 



Jean Jurende has retired from the "Rah 
Rah Boys'" act and will be replaced by Lorna 
Jackson, who has been doing an "aeroplane" 
as a "single" In the East. 

Rosalie Is back in Chicago from her tour of 
the Bmall towns in pocket-edition musical com- 
edy. The troupe she Is with is now under- 
stood to be playing a part of Gus Sun's time. 



Col. Wm. Thompson, local manager of the 
American Music Hall, has been Invited by a 
Club of newspaper advertisers to address tbem 
at a luncheon they are to give one day this 
week for the special purpose, of listening to 
the stage remarks of that veteran in theatrical 
advertising. 

Sam J. Curtis and Co. are playing supple- 
mental S-C bookings In this vicinity. Isabella 
Crawford, formerly one of "The Blonde Type- 
writers," has Joined the act, replacing Bea- 
trice Derelle. This is to say nothing of a rac- 
coon which Sam Joined out of the Pacific Coast 
an a mascot. 



Catherine Calvert will be the leading actress 
in "The Dc>p Purple" at the Princess next 
Monday evening, when Paul Armstrong and 
Wilson Mlzner's dramatization of "The Badger 
Game" Is made known. 



The Ice Palace at Van Buren and Paulina 
has made a decided hit. The artificial surface 
is crowded to its capacity nightly with a 2.~> 
cent scale of admission. There are spectators 
seats for ;i,000 with nightly turnaways. 



Harry J. Dunbar haB been sued by Louis 
M. Brown, proprietor of the Arch, for $80 
liquidated damages for alleged breach of con- 
tract. Sol Lowenthal will see about it some 
day the current week. 



The Morris fortnight of vaudeville for the 
Policemen's Benefit month started at Orchestra 
Hall last Sunday with Three Kelcey Sisters, 
Bertossi and Archangell, Willie Hale and 
Bros., Ed. Blondell and Co., Whitehead and 
Grlerson, Bunth and Rudd, W. J. McDermott 
and Four Bards. 



Adolph Marks has returned from his Euro- 
pean vacation trip. One of his first cases upon 
returning to local activities Is a suit entered 
by Lee Krouse on behalf of Mile Lollta and 
Edward Campbell. Krause booked them for 
the Broadway, East St. Louis, last week, but 
upon arriving too late for the Monday matinee 
they were notified that they were canceled. 
Under advice they again reported for the night 
show, with the same result. 



Dave and Percle Martin start their tour of 
the Orpheum time at the Mary Anderson, 
Louisville, this week. 



Information comes from Winnipeg that owing 
to a strike on the steel construction work the 
Orpheum will not be completed In time to open 
before March 1. 



Slttner's headllners have caused much dis- 
cussion. The local S-C office, touchy on its 
prerogative as the official Slttner bookers, say 
that through their agency Norman Frieden- 
wald, the 10 per cent, free lance, has placed 
The Operator," for 10; Adelaide Kelme and 
Co., 17 ; and Josephine Sabel, 24. Conway 
and Leland, last week's headliners, were also 
boked by Friedenwald. 

Roy Sebree may return to the hotel where; 
he came from about Jan. 1 next, again as- 
suming the position of manager. Meanwhile 
he Is here In town devoting his attention to 
producing vaudeville act9. His first issue is 
now in rehearsal.— Nace Murray and the Stan- 
ley Sextet, Including five girls. 



Juggling Mathieus are of the opinion that 
reporters on the Davenport (la.) newspapers 
know just the right thing to say about the 

way their act goes with an audience. Hol- 

inan Bros., at Mt. Gllead, O., next week, will 
finish fourteen consecutive weeks of fair time, 
booked by the United Fairs Association. 10 

they start the Morris time. Lane. Goodwin 

and Lane, an act which holds the record for 
playing consecutive months in Chlcsgo, have so 
far broken away from their old haunts as to 
l>e this week In Portsmouth and Norfolk, Va., 

booked by Norman Jefferies. After May 

Nannery and Co. complete their present tour 
of S-C bookings they go to England to show 
their sketch, "The Hand That Rules." 

Dave Jarrett, who has been in Texas since 
la>-t July in the Interest of the "Two Bill's" 
Wild West, returned to his home in Chicago 
last Monday, finished for the season. He was 
employed a special representative of the show 
making local contracts, superintending oppo- 
sition billing and making the railroad deals. 



American; Ethel May was at the Lyda; Anna 
Kva Fay was elsewhere, and Mme. Gertrude 
took the train for the south to escape the 
pnychic circuit. The streets were lTltered with 
bits of paper, the result of the shakey ones 
tearing up their secret correspondence for fear 
of its being read in their pockets by some of 
the seeond-alghters. 

Frank Bush, having escaped the Churchlll- 
Keefe-Morris-Mllwaukee legal complications 
into which he recently plunged. Is this week's 
headliner at the Doutrlck-booked Grand. 
Doutrlck is playing a few other good onon 
across his books thl* ueek: Alber's BearH, 
In new and Ryan, Juggling Mathieus, Prentice 
Troupe, Dave Lubln and Co., Imperial Musical 
Trio "and Blch." 

Flo Adler started a round of northwestern 

bookings at Fargo, N. I)., last week. 

Brown and Mills are In Terre Haute this 
week, playing further booking made through 

Paul Qoudron of the local S-C office. A 

new act in vaudeville Is to comprise Willard 
Terry, formerly Carleton and Terry, and Sam 
Hyams. Paul Qoudron has given the Rath- 
skeller Trio contracts for eight weekB of his 
time in this vicinity. 

One evening this week, at the Ashland, Elsie 
Cressy will try-out as leading woman of "The 
Smoke Queen," an act produced by Van Avery 
and Dunkle which, If successful, will carry her 
over the W. V. A. houses. She has abandoned 
Will Cressy's "Red Parrot" for good and all. 

Telegraphic Information comes from Gladys 
Vance that the Bafe of the Bijou, Jacksonville, 
Fla.. was robbed, the combination being 
wrecked and access thus obtained to $2o<) 
cash booty, early last Tuesday morning. Man- 
ager Cray was busy In the office until after 
midnight when he was invited out by some 
men who arc now suspected of the robbery. 



Last week Chicago and vicinity was alive 
with mind-readers and mystery acts. Mahtma 
tried a new specialty at the Chatterton, Bloom- 
lngton; Count and Countes Chllo were at the 



There are indications that next week's mati- 
nees will be shot to pieces by the goings on 
or goings up at the Aviation Meet which is 
to be held at Hawthorne when many thou- 
sands of dollars in prizes will be competed 
for previous to the start of the $2."»,()(H) flight 
from Chicago to New York. Chlcagoans saw 
their first aeroplane last Tuesday when one 
of the local dallies sent Walter R. Brookins 
iri'o t lie air twice that afternoon. Business 
wiih suspended. 

Robert Pottlnger has solved the problem of 
succeeding with dramatic stock where vaude- 



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CHICAGO'S NEW MAGNIFICENT UP-TO-DATE VAUDEVILLE HOUSE 

Opens Monday, Oct. 10, 1910 



Booked in conjunction with the WILSON AVE. THEATRE and 
other first class houses in and out of Chicago 

NO ACT TOO BIG OR TOO GOOD FOR THESE HOUSES 



First Class Artists are invited to send open time to 

FRANK Q. DOYL 

Suites 404 to 408 Chicago Opera House, CHICAGO 



vllle failed In his 10-20'a. Last season he built 
the Mabel, and early this month opened a new 
one, the Sheridan, out Irving Park way. The 
Sheridan was a flivver from the Jump and the 
Mabel was never real prosperous. Now b» la 
running two stock organizations, playing a 
split week with the same play, shifting bouses 
Thursday. Last week "The Devil" ran a full 
term at both houses; this week "St. Elmo" 
and "Dora Thorn" are the bills. 

While playing the Orpheum, Lincoln, last 
week, Howard Valantlne, of Valantine and 
Dooley. was married to Ray Belle, a profes* 
atonal, on the same bill. 

"The Member From Ozark" will next week 
succeed "The Girl In Waiting" at the Olym- 
pic. "The Aviator" was first announced, but 
for some reason as late as Tuesday a change 
was made to the New Augustus Thomas' play. 



will be moved to Kansas City, Des Moines and 
on to the small time he books in the vicinity 
of Chicago. Johnny Nash is now in Ohio 
looking up houses to take acts which will 
open at the Apollo, Wheeling. He especially 
wants a house in Dayton to break the Jump 
to these houses which he now books out of 
here : Colonial, Indianapolis, and Lyric, Terre 
Hautte. The Colonial, St. Louis, now booked 
by the local Morris office, Is also claimed by 
Ooudron, to start 10. Up to date James 
Matthews declares he has received no notice 
that the Morris franchise Is to be abandoned, 
under the two weeks' clause in the contract 



Johnny McGrall and Geo. Perry will oper- 
ate a booking agency In the Adams Express 
Building as soon as their arrangements are 
completed. 



Next Monday evening cafe vaudeville will 
be resumed In "The Loop." The Boston Oyster 
House will be the first six acts to be booked 
by Earl J. Cox on a "split." Guy Morvllle, 
formerly in vaudeville with Morrille and Mar- 
riott, will manage the entertainment which 
will start at 11 o'clock and continue for two 
hours. 



Orpheum ttuff : Charley Beehler and Wal- 
ter Tenwlck, were at dinner the other evening. 
Beehler, in glancing over the bill of fare, dis- 
covered chicken disguised under new sur- 
roundings. Looking up at the waitress he 
asked: "How's the chicken to-night?" and 
she straightway answered : "First rate, how 
are you?" 



Another 10-20 will be added to the local 
field when the Wlllard, on the South Side, 
opens 10, booked by Frank Q. Doyle. The 
bills will split with the Wilson Ave. Some of 
the acts which have been contracted for ap- 
pearances at both houses are Velde Trio, Mr. 
and Mrs. Perkins, D. Fisher, Rice and Cohan, 
Henry Lee. Juggling Normans and Trocadero 
Quartet. Doyle is now booking the Lyric, 
Fort Wayne. 



Gertie De Milt and the Kennedy Bros, have 
organized a singing and dancing act, and are 
playing Walter De Oria's W. V. A. bookings. 
Another new formation on De Oria's time is 
Schreck, formerly of Kramer and Schreck, 
who is doing an act with Irene D'Arville. 
Thomas and Ryan have split ; both are "sin- 
gles" now. 



About ten more weeks of vaudeville, booked 
out of Chicago, have been acquired by the 
local S-C offices. Paul Ooudron will book 
five acts and hold them together as a travel- 
ing show for four weeks of Southwestern 
routing, opening at the Empire, Fort Worth, 
Tex., and playing, in order, the Orpheum, 
Dallas: Colonial. Oklahoma City, and Pas- 
time, Wichita. Then such acts as he requires 



PRESIDENT (I. A. Levlnson, mgr.; agent, 
William Morris).— Onetta. Tom Brantford. 
Clotllde and Montrose, Nevlns and Gordon, 
Keogh and Francis, Levitt and Dunsmore, 
Hardie Langdon, Kimball and Donovan, Fin- 
lay and Burke, Pete Mack and Clancy Twins, 
Walman, Hilda and Estelle. 

LINDEN (Chas. Hatch, mgr. ; agent, Wil- 
liam Morris).— De Vere and Roth. Forrester 
and Lloyd, Little Alright and Wife, Levitt 
and Dunsmore, Youngs and Brook, Onetta, 
Al. H. Wild. Keogh and Francis, Prlxley and 
Malastesta, Dumltrescha troupe. 

JULIAN (J. O. Condermann, mgr. ; agent, 
William Morris).— Juggling Mathleus. T. H. 
Dalton. Klrksmlth Sisters. Diamond Comedy 
Four, Rice and Walters. 

LYDA (George Hlnes, mgr. ; agent. W. V. 
M. A.).— Ethel May, Wm. J. O'Hern. Reiff, 
Clayton and Relff, Great Vernon, Williams 
and Gordon. 

FRANKLIN (Earl Cox, agent).— Morris and 
Kramer, White, Zola and Co., Irene Russell, 
Larkins and Burns. 

PEKIN (Robert Motts, mgr. ; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Carolina Comedy Four, De Muths, 
McCune and Grant, The Roys, Ryno and Em- 
erson, Bowman and St. Clair. 

GRAND (George B. Le Vee, mgr. ; agent, 
W. V. M. A.).— Williams, Thompson and Co., 
Fred and Mae Waddell, Olive Briscoe, George 
Hlllman, Tops-Topsy-Tops. 

AMERICUS (Wm. O. Yost, mgr. ; agent, Earl 
J. Cox).— We-Chok-Be, Montgomery Duo, 
Clara Thropp's Passing Review, Four Graces. 

AMERICAN (Earl J. Cox, agent).— Jeanetta, 
Hall and Thaw, Clifton Allen and Co. 

APOLLO (Robt. Levy, mgr. ; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Mr. and Mrs. Perkins Fisher, 
Snyder and Miller, Bushs Happy Youngsters. 
The Great Albertla. 



CRYSTAL (Frank Schaefer, mgr. ; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Momos Arabian Acrobats, 
Dick Richards and Co., Henry and Alice Tay- 
lor Co., Billy Browning. Shadrick and Tal- 
bott. 

WILSON AVE. (Jones, Llnlck A Schaefer, 
mgrs. ; agent, F. Q. Doyle).— The Wheelers. 
Five Juggling Normans, Irving Jones and 
Bert Grant, Geo. Tacius, Cameron and Toledo. 

LYCEUM (Fred Llnlck, mgr.; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Bunth and Rudd, Joe. Maddern 
and Katherine Nugent, Morris Samuels, the 
Beldens. Lillian Burnell. 

PEKIN (Robert Motts. mgr. ; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle.)— The De Muths, Ryno and Emerson 
Carolina, Comedy Four, McCune and Grant, 
Thte Roys, Bowman and St Clair. 

GARFIELD (Robt. Wassmann, mgr. ; agent, 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Four Lincolns, Ed. La 
Zelle, Crotty Trio, Dancing Dupars. 

VIRGINIA (J. V. Rltchey. mgr.; agent. 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Soncrant Bros., Lulu 
Howard, Arnold and Turners, Nine Happy 
School Kids, Walters and Clermont. 

Jefferson (J. V. Rltchey. mgr.; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Clark and Richardson. Paul Case 
and Co., Smith Bros., Musical Bensons, Fries 
and Mack. 

ARCH (Geo. L. Brown, mgr. ; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Murphy, Horsfall and Whitman. 
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lancaster, Mortimer 
Sisters, Reese and Dayton. 

PREMIER (Chas. Schaefer, mgr. ; agent 
Frank Q. Doyle).— Barth and Barth, Ethel 
Olson, Randale Sisters, Geo. Hassard, Sanders 
and Glade, Gertrude De Mont Lever and 
Palmer, Fred Yonker. 

BIJOU DREAM (Sigmund Faller, mgr.; 
agent, Frank Q. Doyle.— Griffin and Lewis, 
Great Volna, Fan and Fan, Florence Lewis, 
Myrtle Sisters, Walter Williams, Williams 
and Watsoh. 

GEM (Chas. Schaefer, mgr. ; agent, Frank 
Q. Doyle).— Johnson Bros., Three Petltts, 
Roselyn Grayce, Allbott and Llnd, The Clarks, 
Maiie Zardell. 

SCHINDLERS (L. Schlndler, mgr.; agent, 
W. V. M. A.).— Queen Mab and Mr. Wels, 
Maxim's Models, Wayne Le Mar, Van Avery, 
Hubert and De Long, Will J. O'Hern and Co., 
Nevlns and Erwood, Williams and Gordon. 

LYDA (George Hlnes. mgr.; agent, W. V. 
M. A.).— Reiff, Clayton and Relff. Williams and 
Gordon, Vernon, Ethel May and Co., William 
J. O'Hern and Co., Cardownle Sisters, Mills 
and Moulton, Veronica and Hurl-Falls, Smith 
and Arado. 

ASHLAND (A. E. Wieder, mgr.; agent. W. 
V. M. A.).— Merrltt and Somer, Nevlns and Er- 
wood, Donex Halsted, Earl and Girls, Riley 
and O'Hern, Carlo's Circus, Schonwork. 

BUSH TEMPLE (Walter Shaver, mgr.; 
agent, W. V. M. A.).— Karl Emmy's Pets, 
Sheck and De Arvllle. Riley and O'Hern, 



Salo and Laird, Anna Belmont Earl and Jug- 
gling Girls, Little Lord Roberts. 

NORMAL (Agent, W. V. M. A.).— Richards 
and De Winters. Venta, Chas O'Toole, Laird 
and Laird. George Hayes. 

VIRGINIA (J. V. Rltchey, mgr.; agent W. 
V. M. A.).— George Hayes, Ethel Young, Mu- 
sical Story, Vento. 

KEDZIE AVE. (Wm. B. Malcolm, mgr.; 
agent, W. V. M. A.).— Somera and Storke, 
Rusticana Trio, Watson, Hutchinson and B. 
Chick Sales, Swaln9 Cockatoos. 

CIRCLE (Balaboon Bros., mgrs.; agent W. 
V. M. A.).— Cardownle Sisters, Mills and 
Moulton, Joe Flynn, Travato. 

GRAND (George B. Le Vee, mgr.; agent, W. 
V. M. A.).— Williams, Thompson and Co., Olive 
Briscoe, Tops. Topsy and Tope, George Hlll- 
man, Fred and Mae Waddell. 

AMERICUS (Wm. G. Yost, mgr.; agent, 
Earl J. Cox).— Roland Rammage, Nellie Lyton, 
Alonzo Moore and Co., Clara Throop'a Review, 
Four Oraces, Lupla Perea and Co., Montgom- 
ery Musical Duo, Cliff ton and Allen Co. 

AMERICAN (Earl J. Cox, agent).— We-Chok- 
Be, Jeanette, Clifton and Allen Co., Larkins 
and Burns, Poers and Paulinia, Grace Harvey. 

COLUMBIA (George B. Le Vee, mgr.; agent, 
Earl J. Cox).— Panky and Cook, Flo White, 
Lorraine and Co., Will Hart, Musical Darlings, 
Alonzo Moore and Co., Wells and Sells, The 
Hoeys, Pearl Lester, We-Chok-Be. 

GRAND (Earl J. Cox, agent).— Clayton 
Jones, Cumby and Wilson, James Sisters, Rose 
Fox and her Picks. 

CENTURY (L. A. Calvin, mgr.; agent. Earl 
J. Cox).— Reese Trio, Morris Jones. Dunbars 
Goats, Flo Jacobson, In Arizona. Musical Dar- 
lings, Nellie Lyton, Rathskeller Trio. Pankey 
and Cook. 

FRANKLIN (Earl J. Cox, agent.)— White 
Zola, Larkins and Burns, Morris and Kramer, 
Hardie Langdon, Gould Sisters, Ross and Kra- 
mer, Llnton'a Juggling Girls. 

COLISEUM (Mr. Harvey, mgr.; agent. Earl 
J. Cox).— Ethel Qilkie and Master Richards, 
Nelson's Dogs, Gould Sisters. Flo White, Will- 
iam Bart, Ed. Schooley and Co. 

REPUBLIC (Chas. Koester, mgr.; agent, 
S-C).— Edythe Stanley, Grant and Gibson, Rad- 
cllffe and Hall, Romaln, Ferguson and Mack. 
Frank Mostyn and Co.. Flo Fay. Ponte and 
Christopher, The Garnellns, Le Page and Marr. 

SITTNER'S (Paul Slttner, mgr.; agent, S-C,. 
— De Hollls and Valora. Zeno and Mandel, 
Anita Primrose, Norris' Baboons, Geo Fredo, 
Sam J. Curtis and Co. 

WHITE PALACE (Kenneth Fitzpatrick, 
mgr.; agent. S-C).— Le Page and Marr, The 
Garnellas, Ponte and Christopher, Flo Fay, 
Frank Mostyn and Co., Edythe Stanley, Grant 
and Gibson, Radcllffe and Hall, Romaln, Fer- 
guson and Mack. 



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VAUDEVILLE'S CLASSY SINGING DUO 

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"Commercial Appeal," Memphis. Sept. 20. 

Lily Lena is the feature this week. Before 
commenting upon her appearance It Is neces- 
sary to forget blue Monday, hobble skirts and 
everything disagreeable, even bill collectors. 
To appreciate her, just imagine that you are 
In a rare botanical garden, with birds and 
butterflies, and that she is the fairest flower 
of them all. It Is logical to think this, for 
If she were left alone in a garden the bees 
and butterflies would settle on her pink and 
palpitant shoulders naturally. 

Lily Lena last year made an Impression on 

the susceptible public mind that is lasting. 

It was revived with her appearance yesterday 
afternoon. She is penetrant, persuasive and 

Sermanent. She ripples with Incessant life, 
he has expression, a quality not fixed as the 
earth's foundation, but as changeful as the 
clouds moving over the smooth surface of a 
summer sky. 

But what is the use of trying to describe 
Lily Lena. Adjectives all seem sick and puny 
when It comes to finding one to adequately 
describe her. 



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L«ly is a lovely star 
Indeed there is no sweeter 
Luna she outshines by far 

YOU'LL KNOW HER whea you METEOR 

l"-ts no mere satellite 
Everybody knows it 
n sun or moon is half so bright 
j\nd lily's singing shows it 

Bv RICHARD CROLIUS 



SAN FRANCISCO 

Bry Lester Fountain. 

VARIETY'S Western Office, 
008 Market Street. 



(Dy Wire.) 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr. ; agent, 
direct). — Waterbury Bros, and Tenny started 
things moving splendidly with their enjoyable 
musical offering. Linton and Lawrence, "In 
the Piano Store," made themselves liked. 
Fred Singer, In "The Violin Maker of Cre- 
mona," a Warfleldlan episode, held rapt at- 
tention. "Dlnkelspiel's Christmas" (held 
over) closed the intermission and left a good 
flavor after the first part. Mr. Carroll would 
help matters if he were to sink the perpetual 
smile which becomes annoying after a time. 
Tom Smith and "Three Peaches" opened 
after the Intermission and managed to pull 
out through some fair dancing at the finish. 
Evers-Wisdom company, in a baseball sketch, 
started like a winner, but the piece fell 
away as it advanced and became so silly at 
the finish it lost all value. Howard and 
Howard topped the program. They were ac- 
corded a big reception and pulled out the 
big hit of the program. Lane and O'Donnell 
closed the show in a most satisfactory man- 
ner, receiving a big volume of applause. 

NATIONAL (Zlck Abrams, mgr. ; agent, 
S. C.).— It Is a pretty poor entertainment at 
the National this week. Madame Jenny's 
Cats and Dogs started things only fairly. 
The act is worked too slowly and the dressing 
in tights might be dropped. Hallen and 
Hayes were saved by their dancing. Crosby 
and Lee, In "Back Home," started poorly 
and never recovered. The Grazers, local fa- 
vorites, hit them as usual. Venetian Sing- 
ers" started big, slowed down toward the 
middle, got their second wind and finished 
big. Saad Dahduh Troupe, closing the show, 
started the first real applause of the evening, 
their whirlwind finish "cleaning up." 

WIQWAM (Sam Harris, mgr. ; agent, S. C). 
—The Wigwam show Is all right. Grey and 
Peters were well received in their riding spe- 
cialty. Bochman and Gross, a "sister" outfit, 
did very well Indeed. The girls have brushed 
up their wardrobe and are working along the 
right direction. Emmett Devoy and company, 
in "The Saintly Mr. Billings," did not get 
very far. The audience showed but mild In- 
terest. Manuel Romaln and company came 
along and grabbed the hit of the evening. 
Williams and Weston, also In line for the 
good things, were liked Immensely. Zerrell 
Bros, gave the show a rattling close. The 
boys are good equilibrists and their finish 
made them a big hit. 




AMERICAN (James Pilling, mgr. ; agent, 
S. C.).— Senzell Bros., very good equilibrists. 
Joe Carroll stayed too long and hurt the 
earlier impression. Rawsou and Clare, in 
"JuBt Kids," won all the way and easily the 
hit of the vaudeville section. American 
Travesty Stars completed the program. 

CHUTES (Ed. Levy, mgr. ; agent, Pantages, 
direct).— Fair Is the best that may be said 
of the program at the Chutes. Jessie Ed- 
wards and her Dogs, well received; Myrtle 
Vlctorine and Two Zolars, rich, classy cos- 
tumes and make a good looking, pleasing spe- 
cialty; Melroy Trio and "Kid Kidders ' did 
not pass muster at all ; act will not do. Bob 
FitzsimmonB and wife scored roundly ; Claude 
Golden, clever card manipulator, with poor 
talk ; Lalolata, Spanish dancer, landed solid ; 
Tom Kelly scored; Buch Bros, enjoyed, though 
comedy is weak. 

Excavating activities nave recommenced 
upon the site of the proposed Premium The- 
atre on Fillmore St., which will occupy the 
old site of the Hague Cafe. 

Reports from Seattle state that Clinton 
Montgomery, known as "the silver-voiced bari- 
tone" among his friends and acquaintances in 
the profession, was married the 21st to Mrs. 
Daniel Carmody, a widow. Montgomery has 
been singing at the Olympus Caie la Seat- 
tle for the past month. 

Roth and Gould left the 22d for the North, 
presumably to open on the Pantages Circuit. 



Smiling Stage Manager Art Hickman, of the 
Chutes, is now a full-fledged care manager. 
Art has invested a portion of his savings for 
a third interest In the Chutes cafe and bar. 
A staff of entertainers will be Installed in the 
cafe, the place being made popular and up 
to date in every respect. 



Sophie Tucker, on her return engagement 
at the Chutes, is proving the "big noise" at 
every performance. 



Bert Levey, "That Independent Agent," is 
growing impatient for other fields to conquer 
and may spring something before long tbat 
will cause considerable surprise. 



Harry Rhelnstrom, 20 years of age, the son 
of a late millionaire distiller of Cincinnati, 
whose marriage a year or more ago with 
Edna Loftus, a chorus girl, estranged him 
from his mother, became a violent maniac 
the 21st, and was arrested upon the etrecis of 
Oakland after a violent struggle. Rhelnstrom 
and his bride have been residing in Oakland 
and Berkeley for the past month and of late 
have been In straightened circumstances. 

If District Attorney Fickort has his way, 
and it looks as though he will with the back- 
ing of the Grand Jury, women entertainers In 
the cufes of the Tenderloin and dancing In 
those same resorts are doomed. The Inti- 
mated intention of Fickert is 10 accomplish 1 tic- 
gradual removal of the resorts and cafes 
bounded by Mason, OFarrell, Taylor and 
Turk streets to the Barbary Coast. Dancing 
has been allowed in the Tenderloin cafes until 
1 o'clock, but has generally been continued 
until later hours. Plain clothes men are now 
appearing at the various resorts to see that 
the order Is enforced. Several months ago 
an attempt was made to stop dancing alto- 
gether, but a petition signed by over .too busi- 
ness men was presented to the Hoard of Po- 
lice Commissioners, who voted to allow danc- 
ing, with the elimination of tht turkey trot" 
and other dances said to be objectionable 
Since that lime otheotcrpslchorean pastime 
have been Introduced calling for a variety of 
movements that cause the "turkey trot" to fade 
into insignificance. The Waiters' Union in 1 In- 
latest to take a hand and have decided to 
call upon the Labor Council to aid In the 
movement to have Tenderloin cafes removed 
to the Barbary Coast. Resolutions were adopt- 
ed favoring the removal of the resorts, on 
the ground that thry are ;i haven for Asiatic* 
and cheap white labor. The union asserts 
thut the <afe proprietors not only employ 
Chinese and Japanese labor In preference to 
white labor, but encourage patrons to patron- 
ize the Asiatics. The outlook for cafe enter- 
tainers around town at present looks rather 
foggy for the future. 

Jane Gordon, who came from New York and 
opened her engagement as leading woman at 
the Alcazar, Aug. 21), holding the position for 



three weeks, announced Sept. 20 that she 
would bring suit against Frederick Belasco. 
According to Miss Gordon she was engaged 
for a season of thirty-five weeks, more or 
less, under her contract and was released 
without any valid reason. Catherine Cal- 
houn, a member of the company, is said to 
have received the same treatment. Miss Cal- 
houn is to join the Ye Liberty Stock Com- 
pany of Oakland this week (2(1). 

The amusement manager of the Midway 
Concert Hall announces that The Three Kuhns 
have been secured on a year's contract to 
open the latter part of October or early In 
November. 



The Buffalo and Pawnee Bill shows open 
here 5, for five days. 



May Yohe opened a four weeks' engagement 
at the Thalia Concert Hall 18, with an option 
for an indefinite stay. 

Jeanette Dupre closed a successful three 
weeks' engagement at the Portola Cafe 17. 
She has been engaged for three weeks by 
Levy's Cafe in Los Angeles, opening 25. Jean- 
ette hasn't lost a week since she came west. 



Mrs. Uriah Seely. mother of Walter Hoff 
Seely, died at her home at Newark, N. J., 15, 
as a result of heart failure. 



Extensive alterations are being made among 
the Concert Halls In the Barbary Coast. The 
old Mldwey has been entirely remodeled and 
enlarged upon an extensive scale, at an esti- 
mated cost of $40,000. 

The Hippodrome Concert Hall on Pacific 
St. opened week 11, playing vaudeville. 



The Era Comedy Four, colored, are another 
act heading east that should make some noise 
when they arrive. 



Idora Park. Oakland, will close Its season 
10 Instead of 2, as announced. This season 
has brought this place of amusement more 
Into popular favor than ever before. 

Commencing 2."» prices at the Chutes were 
Increased to ."»() cents for the first ten rows In 
the orchestra, balance ten and twenty cents, 
and twenty cents for front rows In the gal- 
lery, heretofore been free. 



MacLc;in & Bryant on their third tour over 
the Pantages Circuit have been booked for 
two more consecutive trips, commencing Im- 
mediately upon completion of the present tour. 

Men Sellar has Joined the American Trav- 
esty Co. at the American. 



Mr. and Mrs. Men. Harney leave week 2"» 
for a six weeks' engaeeraent In Honolulu. It 
is to be hoped Hen doesn't kick under In the 
tropics as wa reported he did in Florida 

about two ye ars ago. 



S.-C. are contemplating putting Jim Post 
and a company of at leant 2."> people back in 
the American. If this Is done, but one or two 
pick-up acts will be booked In conjunction 
weekly. 



Harry Garrity is back after ten weeks with 
the Casino Musical Company In Honolulu. 
Harry Is at present handling the "Dutch" 
with the musical company at the American 
and doing full justice to his end. 



Eddie O'Brien has resigned from the Amer- 
ican Travesty Stars and teamed up with his 
wife, little Darragh. for vaudeville. 



Henry Garcia, amusement manager of the 
Portola Cafe, and wife, La Estreletta, are in 
Old Mexico on a six weeks' pleasure trip. 

PORTOLA (Alburn & Leahy, mgrs. ; agent, 
Bert Levey).— Vivian and Alton; Jones and 
Greeman ; Snowle Maxwell; Kelly and Rowe ; 
Alfred Swlnton ; two to fill. 

MARKET ST. (Hallhan & Getz, mgrs; 
agent, Bert Levey).— Homer DeniB ; Willlsch ; 
Maraettl Bros ; one to fill. 

GRAND (Alburn & Leahy, mgrs.; agent, 
Bert Levey).— Roberts and Roberts; Imley ; 
Gerse Duo ; Christy and Lee ; Oene Du Bell. 

HAIGHT ST. (Hallhan & Getz, mgrs.; 
agent, Bert Levey).— Boyd & Allen; Musical 
Spraegellos ; Clause & Radcliff ; Jos. D. Car- 
roll. 

PORTOLA CAFE (Henry Garcia, amuse- 
ment mgr. ).— Beatrice and Willie Crackles; 
Lilly Lillian ; Madge Maltland ; Clementina 
MarcelU ; La Pomma ; Miss E. Leslie ; Senor 
Luis Pamles ; Bernat Jaulus and orchestra. 

COLUMBIA (Gottlob & Marx, mgrs.; direc- 
tion K. & E.).— Francis Starr, in "The Easiest 
Way." 

SAVOY (F. Busey, mgr.; direction, John 
Cort).— Walter Whiteside in "The Melting 
Pot." 

PRINCESS (Sam Loverick. mgr.).— Musical 
comedy. Dark for two weeks. Re-opens Oct. 
with "Cinderella," John Cort attractions. 

ALCAZAR (Belasco ft Mayer, mgr.; stock). 
—"Clothes." 

GARRICK.— Bevanl Grand Opera Company. 

BOSTON 

By J. Gooltz. 

VARIETY'S Boston Representative. 

80 Summer St. 
KEITH'S (Harry E. Gustln, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.).— Even with the political spellbind- 
ers as an opposition for the opening night, 
the attendance was at topnotch. Bill of ex- 
ceptional quality. Mclntyre and Heath, head- 
line, same old act, same old laughs; Clara 
Belle Jerome, assisted by William Seymour 
and the Eight Dancing Toodlcs, dancing good, 
neat setting; H. T. MacConnell, talking and 
singing, works two others In audience, very 
good ; John W. Sherman's illusions, live model 
groupings (second week), more than pleased; 
Jock McKay, a fund of good Scotch songs an<' 
stories, had them screaming ; Otto Brothers, 
German comedians, local boys, went big ; 
Ballerlni's Dogs, good act, animals well 
trained ; Myers and Rosa opened show, lariat 
throwing, an oddity that pleased. 



May Blayney, of the "Love Among The 
Lions" company, has been selected by Charles 
Frohman to play Hen Pheasant in "Chante- 
cler." Miss Blayney has been In support of 
J. K. Hackett and Mary Mannerlng, and ap- 
peared In London with Charles Hawtrey. She 
made her first appearance In this country as 
a member of a stock company In San Fran- 
cisco six years ago. 



A company traveling from Manchester, N. 
H.. to Newburyport, Mass., by auto, met 
with an accident on the road and Bomo of the 
troupe were slightly Injured. They were un- 
able to go on, and Mr. Kldredge, of the Pre- 
mier Theatre, Newburyport, railed on Fred 
Mardo, who supplied him with the Tremont 
Quartet and Dean and Sibley. 

The Hudson Opera House, Hudson, Mass, 
opened the l."»th, with C. H. (). time War- 
ren Church, of the C. II. ()., Is also booking 
the Idle Hour, Casino and New fl.dford The 
atre, in New Bedford. Mass. 

Sam Messing is manager of the Lawrence 
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THIS WEEK (Sept. 26th) v VICTORIA THEATRE 

Ot 3. Fifth Ave., New York. TONY WILSON, PfOdUCef. 



ORPHEUM (L. M. Hoas, mgr. ; agent, L. B. 
().).- Three Yosearys ; Ruth Belmar ; Dotson 
and Lucas ; Harry and Mildred ; Lew Har- 
vey ; I31Jou Comedy Trio ; Sorragham, Len- 
nox and company ; Tilly Whitney ; Harry 
Bouton and company; Smirl and Kessener ; 
pictures. 

HUB (Joe Mack. mgr. ; agent, Fred Mardo). 

Musical Janitors; Duffey and Edwards; 
Kohsleys ; ; Sandra and Carl ; Oath ; pictures. 

HOWARD ATUKNEUM (Jay Hunt, mgr.; 
agents, Ed Kelley and Phil Hunt).— Briga- 
diers, burlesque ; House vaudeville bill: Sam 
Langford ; Hob Jewett and his Dancing Dolls ; 
Hodges and Launchmere ; Valesca ; McCarthy 
and Reno ; Eddie Hughes and Helen Logan ; 
Bernard and Hill; Addle St. Alva; pictures. 

BOWDOIN SQUARE (Jay Hunt, mgr.; 
agents, Ed Kelley and Phil Hunt).— Floyd 
and Russell ; Fox and Blondln ; Three Del- 
mars ; Annie Germain ; Ed Slocum ; Rehan 
and Hall ; pictures. 



SCENIC TEMPLE— ALLSTON (Wm. Ham- 
mond, mgr.; agent. National).— A. J. Apple- 
by ; pictures. 

COM1QUE (Mr. Harris, mgr. ; agent, Na- 
tional).— Evelyn Franco; pictures. 

CONGRESS HALL— SOUTH BOSTON (Chas. 
Schlesslnger, mgr.; agent, National). — Anna 
Hayes ; Joe Costl ; pictures. 

CASINO (Chas. Waldron, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— "Star and Garter." 

GAIETY (G. H. Batcheller, mgr.; agent, 
direct).— "Majesties." 



(John 
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Farren, mgr. ; agent, 
Johnson ; "The Rol- 



CASTLE SQUARE 
agent, direct).— Stock. 
Bold." 

COLUMBIA (Harry 
direct).— Special, Jack 
llckers," burlesque. 

OLD SOUTH (Frank Brown, mgr.; agent, 
C. B. O. ).— Hayter and Jeanet ; Lewis Sis- 
ters; Chan Toy; Bob McLaughlin; Prof. 
Corey, Mohler & Faytelle ; Jack Hayes ; 
pictures. 

WASHINGTON (Frank Brown mgr.; agent. 
C. B. O.).— Jack Boyce ; Len Galloway; Oreen 
and Noerln ; Horst and Horst ; Ollle Perkins; 
Conroy and McCarthy ; Ethel Nason ; Wesley 
Norris ; pictures. 

IMPERIAL— SOUTH BOSTON (M. Lydon, 
mgr.; agent, Jeff Davis).— Bo Jangles; Ben 
Pierce ; pictures. 

BROADWAY— SOMERVELLE (Milt Wood- 
bury, mgr.; agent, Jeff Davis).— George Les- 
lie; Billy Hall; Mark Cobden ; John F. 
Heaney ; pictures. 

UNIQUE (H. Washburn, mgr.; agent, Jeff 
■^Davls).— Billy Williams; Bovals ; Billy 
Evans ; Carl Whitney ; pictures. 

PALACE (I. M. Mosher, mgr.; agent, Na- 
tional).— Cora Hall; Davis and Cooper; Shel- 
don and Thayer ; Hoyt and McDonald ; Harry 
Gray; Elzaro ; Eddie Shaw; Clayton and 
Lennle; Ellen Richards; John Phllbrick ; 
Harcourt Sisters ; Pauline Fielding company ; 
pictures. 

BEACON (Jacob Lourle, mgr.; agent, Na- 
tional).— Bob and Daisy Cunningham; Leonard 
and Alvin ; Dave Vine; Mullln and Bartell ; 
Charles Sterling; Italian Woman; Eugene 
Sweet ; Wilson and Adams ; pictures. 

SUPREME— JAMAICA PLAIN (John Levey. 
mgr.; agent, National).— Harry Fraley ; Fred 
(travel ; Morris Hart ; Cora Hall ; pictures. 

STAR— SOMERVILLE (Harry Adelson. 
mgr.; agent, National).— Billy Hess; Will 
Sims ; Gertie Zola ; pictures. 

OLYMPIA-SOUTH BOSTON (F. E. Wood- 
ward, mgr.; agent, National).— Morris Hart; 
Jack Clay; Miss Redmond; James Murtha ; 
pictures. 



PHILADELPHIA 

By GEORGE M. YOUNG. 
KEITHS (H. T. Jordan, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.).— There was so much music running 
through this week's bill that Rolfe and his 
"Rolfonlans" had a difficult task in the clos- 
ing position. That they did very well under 
the conditions, receiving a liberal share of the 
applause honors, was a big mark of credit. 
This Is one of Rolfes best offerings, the act 
Is prettily staged and the music pleasing and 
well played. Miss Renata Grossman received 
individual honors for her vocal efforts. The 
combination of singing and directing by Bert 
Sheridan is no added strength. He does well 
enough directing. Previous to this musical act 
two teams of song writers had a whack at the 
audience. Harry Armstrong and Billy Clark 
were on first and their little sketch passed in 
good shape, each number being well received, 
but there Is plenty of room for building up the 
sketch. Harry Williams and Jean Schwartz 
were only four positions removed, but the 
clash did not seem to hurt much. Probably 
it was Williams' modesty that made him good. 
Any way he sent his songs along flying, and 
Jean won a lot for himself at the piano, giv- 
ing Williams a chance to show off his latest 
prop bow, which is a sort of a handshake as if 
be was feeling whether his sparkler was still 
on the third finger of his left hand. Then, 
after all this singing, Stuart Barnes, down 
next to closing, went on and cleaned up a nice 
big hit with several songs and a little bit of 
talk mixed In Just right, his closing number 
registering a solid hit. It was a lot of singing 
in a bunch and the house was pretty tired 
when "The Rolfanians" appeared. Al Whites 
"Four Dancing Bugs" had the dancing field to 
themselves and the quartet of steppers 
went through nicely. It is a good, 
lively number and brought liberal re- 
sponse. Valerie Bergere's Players in 
"What Happened in Room 44" proved most 
entertaining. Victor Smalley has constructed 
this sketch aloujr novel lines and the climax 
puts a corking good snapper to the end of a 
laugh-provoking and Interesting story. Clever 
blending stands out prominently in the pro- 
gress of the story and the finish is as unex- 
pected as it is funny. The principals acquitted 
themselves creditably, but the sketch Is the 
winner here. One of the prettiest animal acts 
that vaudeville can boast of Is that offered by 
Rose Royal and the horse "Chesterfield." Its 
novelty Is only surpassed by the remarkable 




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results secured in animal training and the 
act met with hearty recognition. It Is a beau- 
tiful and interesting number for any bill. The 
Woods and Woods Trio showed a neat wire 
act, several of the single and team tricks 
being very well done. The wheel riding Is a 
strong feature. The girl secures good results. 
Jetter and Rogers opened the show with their 
fancy and comedy roller skating turn. 

VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum, mgr.; agent, H. 
Bart McHugh).— What looked to be a big show 
on the bills did not reach a very high average 
and it was not until some changes were made 
that an even balance was secured. The Booth 
Trio landed a substantial hit with their clev- 
erly handled bike act. Ethel Clerlse offered a 
very pleasing musical turn which met with 
liberal reward. Miss Clerlse is one of the 
sister team of that name familiar in vaude- 
ville some years ago and now offers violin, 
cornet and harp playing with a bit of singing 
for her single act. The harp and singing will 
carry her through nicely. The International 
Quartet was all wrong from the first and 
never got started. In their place the Variety 
Trio, three men who were members of the 
Clipper Comedy Four, filled In the spot In 
good shape. The bass is missing and the 
other three hold closely to the usual routine 
of singing and comedy offered by comedy sing- 
ing fours. The Morgan Brothers, also, a sub- 
stitute act, pulled down one of the principal 
hits of the bill with their capital comedy acro- 
batics. Bond Morse finished strong with some 
eccentric dancing. About half of the prelim- 
inary talk could be cut out. The man in the 
act of the Piottls worked single for the first 
show on Monday, being without his baggage. 





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ST* "Ralhokdler 'dno?>; 'V*- 
Amy Leslie, in the Chicago New$ says of 
Mitchell, Wells and Lewis: "Recently three of 
the most noted singers of this class • • • 
made a tremendous hit at the American Music 
Hall. They call themselves The Rathskeller 
Trio and are Immensely entertaining. • • • 
At first they do a perfectly serious song, and 
then they craftily lure the audience into a 
laugh, then a hurrah, and then a tumult of 
laughter at rattling good rough comedy and 
good music. Their voices are fine, their com- 
edy special and their songs of that kind most 
regarded witty and salubrious by the fly ones 
who know what they mean ; though they can 
be enjoyed by any sort of Innocent with a 
white conscience when deftly put over the 
lights." 

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P. G. Williams' Bronx this week (Oct. 3) Doing Nicely 

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He did almost as well as later, with his part- 
ner, his singing being the merit. Florence 
Bowes did nicely with a singing turn with 
some pretty costume changes. Miss Bowes car- 
ries a guitar for her final number, but an she 
does not play It. It might be left out for it 
hides her neat figure in knickerbockers. Au- 
rlemma Is a female impersontator of the 
kind one dislikes to nee on the stage or any- 
where else. For the second number, Auriemma 
comes right out in tights and takes a whack 
at Eva Tanguay's "I Don't Care" and also 
uses Julian Eltinge's bathing song. For a 
finish the "Salome" thing is pulled and here 
the limit Is reached. Auriemma does some 
twisting around, grabs the wooden image of a 
man's head, kisses it and falls in wild pa- 
roxysms of passion, but gets up to take off a 
wig. This does not prove his sex. Miller, St. 
Lawrence and Stanley offered some talking 
and singing with poor results. Their material 
Is good enough, but It is poorly delivered. 
Pictures. 



PALACE (Jules E. Aronson. mgr. ; agent. H. 
Bart McHugh).— No act stood out particularly 
strong this week. "The Three Of Us." a trio 
of male singers, had the headline position, 
but did not show anything to warrant the 
prominence. The Mantells with a routine of 
familiar hand-balancing tricks, made a good 
impression. A single-arm stand made a showy 
finishing trick. Marion Harrison did nicely 
with her straight singing turn. Miss Harri- 
son makes a strong bid for favor In dressing, 
looks well and should take off the spot light 
for at learit one of the numbers. Joe Herbert 
met with fair success with comedy bicycle rid- 
ing, showing nothing out of the ordinary. A 
ride down a ladder Is his star trick and It 
won him some applause. Herbert needs to 
have care with his dressing. Soiled clothing 
is not needed for comedy. Payne and Lee 
were favorably received In a novel singing 
turn which might be built up into something 
of higher grade. The "Bllllken" finish shows 
the girl off prominently and the man should 
use this as a base to build up the act. Noth- 
ing of strong merit precedes It. Amanda Gil- 
bert, held over second week with ballads. One 
lively number would help Miss Gilbert, es- 
pecially on a holdover engagement. Kelly and 
I^afferty with their neat dancing art made a 
hit. The boy Is still using a song and dance 
as an announced Imitation of I>addle Cliff 
Rice and Kent do some comedy acrobatics of 
light texture. Pictures. 

COLONIAL (F. Wolf. mgr. ; agents. Taylor 
& Kaufman).— Good bill. Six Novelty Dancers 
put over a big applause winner with their va- 
ried dancing act. Frank Bolo registered 
strongly with his juggling, the ball-juggling 
being a big feature. Bolo also uses the "bunc- 
ing hats" for plenty of laughs and has lifted 
the "upside-down" dancing which he mak'-s 
nothing of. nolo could build up a corking 
art on straight Juggling alone and h"lp It con- 
siderably with good dressing. The Harris 
Twins are two children who go through a 
routine of very good contortion work. Phil 
Hennett had the assistance of a harpist In his 
act. billed as "Co." He added nothing to Den- 
nett's act. which Is a pleasing singing turn 
throughout. The Lowells offered a couple of 
songs and an Imitation of Jack Norworth. For 
material which is far from up-to-date, it was 
well received. Pictures. 



Frank Tlnney is making regular trips to 
this city to see his mother, who has been very 
111 here. 



William C.oldcnbcrg. for several seasons 
treasurer of the Casino and recently appointed 
manager of the Palace nt Reading, is very 111 
with nneumonla. .Tav Mastbaum. manager of 
the Victoria, has gone to Reading to take 
charge of the house there until Mr. Goldenberg 
recovers. 



WILLIAM PENS' (Ceo. Melzel. mgr.; booked 
direct).— Mabel McKlnley : lew Welch & Co.: 
Leonard and Qulnn : Jupiter Bros. : Hap 
Handy A Co. : Folwell and Glare. Pictures. 

BIJOU (Joseph Dougherty, mgr.; agent. V. 
B. O.).— Carl Dammann Troupe; Four Masons. 
Duffy and Sawtel'e; Threo Du Ball Brothers: 
Four Saxollans; Victor Shnker. Pictures. 

PARK (F. G. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger. mgr. ; agent. 
Nlxon-Nlrdllnger Vaudeville Agency) —Carver 
and Oliver; Al Haines and Julia Remond Co.: 
Bellows. Temple and Bellows ; John Zlmmer ; 
Belle Carmen : Kell Bros. Pictures. 

PEOPLES (F. G. NIxon-NlrdMnger. mgr.; 
agent Nlxon-Nlrdllnger Vaudeville Agency).— 
The Two Hardts : Bennlck Brothers ; Lucy 
Tongue ; Colorado Charlie : Howard & Co. Pic- 
tures. 

STANDARD (F. G. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger. mgr 
agent. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger Vaudeville Agency.)-- 
May Foster and dog Mike; Burgos nnd Clara: 
Saunders and Cameron ; Beauty and the Beast 
Four Musical Klelses. Pictures 

FOREPAUOH'S (Miller R Kaufman, mgrs 
agents Taylor & Kaufman).— The Ch:\meroys ; 
Lester. Laurie and Qulnn; the Hadleys ; Mu 
slcal Barbers : pictures. 

OTRARD AVENUE (Miller * Kaufman, 
mgrs. ; agents. Taylor A Kaufman) —Vacation 
Days; Enoch; the Burkes: Musical Tan- 
near* : pictures. 

EMPIRE (Stanford & Western, mgrs. ; 
agents, Tayl->r ft Kaufman).— Herzog's Stal 




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Winchester Hotel 

"THE ACTORS HOME." 

8a n Francisco, Cal. 

Rates— 50c. to 92 a day. 93.50 to 98 per week. 
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Opposite the Walnut and Casino Theatres. 
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Formerly Miller's, 
10th and Race Sts.. Philadelphia. 



THEATRICAL HOTEL 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

MINNIE MILLER. MRS. BIQOS. 

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Single 92 and 93 per week. 93 and 94 double. 



lions; McClaln and Mack; Stan Stanley and 
Brother : Cricket Thorne. Second half— Shel- 
vev Brothers ; Zuhn and Dreis : pictures. 

MANHEIM (Fuhrman Brothers. mgrs.; 
agents. Taylor ft Kaufman >.— Valley Forge 
Comedy Four; Zuhn and Dreis; Three Fan- 
tons: Veneblo and Hodges. Second half- 
Davis and Davis; Stan Stanley and Bnther : 
Cricket Thorne; pictures. 

GEM (Morris & Ancke. mgrs.; agents. Tay- 
lor & Kaufman).— Shelvey Brothers; Lagger 
Trio : Harrv Chrystal. Second half Profes- 
sor McDowell ; Jack Marshall ; pictures. 

TWENTY-NINTH STREET PALACE ( W. 
Kellner. mgr.; agents. Taylor & Kaufman).— 
Professor McDowell; Davis and Davis; Jack 
Marshall. Second half— Clarice Behrens ; pic- 
tures. 

CHEAT NORTHERN (M. C.'eenwald. mgr.; 
agent. II. Bart McHugh). -Bradley and 
Barnes ; the Spawns ; Irene I>a Tour : Brooks 
and Wilson. Second half-Van Harding : 
Young Brothers and Veronica ; Mizunos .laps ; 
Joe Lanlgan ; pictures. 

PLAZA (Chas. Oelschlager, mgr.: agent. II 
Bart McHugh). -Richard Brothers; Kathleen 
Kay : Houseley and Nicholas ; Dan Malumby : 
Gregolre and Almina ; pictures. 

GLOME (T. R. Howard, mgr. ; agent. II 
Bart McHugh).— Frank Bolo; Farley and 
Hoff ; Hilda I>» Roy ; the Lansings. Second 
half— Warren and Dale; Levolo ; Hamilton 
nnd Massey ; liaison Boys ; pictures. 

AUDITORIUM (W. Hcrkenreldcr. mgr.; 
agent. H. Bart McHugh) .—Warren and Dale; 
Morgan. Myers and Mike; Florence 1^ Vere. 
Second half— Hilda Le Roy; Farley and Hon*: 
Morgan Brothers; pictures. 

GERMANTOWN (Dr. Stumpc-flg. mgr.: ngt.. 
Chas. J. Kraus).— First half— Thermos Arktns. 
Ralph Kitner, Maxlmus, Egamar Sisters. Ed- 
ward Corrla & Go.; second half--Knapp 
Bros., The Aldeans. T'nita. Dancing Johnson. 
Edward f'orsla & Co. 

FIFTY SECOND STREET (Geo Bothwell. 
nigo. : agent. Chas. J. Kraus) . — Knapp f li us.. 
Dancing Johnsons. Princess Bonlta. Musical 
Woods; second half -Thermos Arktos. Ralph 
Kitner, Princess Bonlta. Egamar Slaters 

AURORA (Donnelly & Collins, mgrs.; age). 
Chas. J. Kraus). — Du Mohlln, Emerson & Van 
Horn. Three Wilsons. Unlta : second half—Mu- 
sical Santley. Maxims. Miller * Ramsley : 
Austin & Plumpke. 

BROAD ST. CASINO (J. Long. mgr. 
agent. Chas. J. Kraus).— Musical Santley. th< 



Aldeans Jessie Livingstone ; second half ~ 
Morgcn Bros.. Heavenor & Clark, Bert Lau 
ren/e. 

HIPPODROME PALACE (J. Segal, mgr.; 
agent. Chas. J. Kraus) .— Copplnger A- White, 
Pert Laurence; second half— Mary Rossner, 
Gei han & Spencer. 

MAJESTIC. CAMDEN (Win. Valll, mgr.: 
agents. Stein £■ Leonard. In.-.). -Tvson & 
Slawson ; Miss Marg. (Julim ; Wallace and 
Bei eh ; Cook and W'dgand : Earnle * E irnle ; 
pictures. 

MAJESTIC (Alex. Miller, mar.: agents. 
Stein K- Leonard. Inc.) -R. W. Denney ; Harry 
La And<T & Co.; Howard and Wilson: La 
Temples; Cliff Marion: Hlggins ami Philips; 
Swisher and Evens ; pictures. 

CRYSTAL PALACE ( D. Bayllnson. mgr.; 
agents. Stein K- Leonard. Inc.). Ernie and 
Ernie: Clara Cook Sonora Co.; Barry and 
IVmraii: Inmrs and Inners ; Isahelle and 
Zezaria ; The Elve Gold Dust Twins; pic- 
tures. 

CRYSTAL PALACE. 7th and Morris Sts. (S 
Morris, mgr ; agents. Stein & Leonard).— 
Burt and Irene .lack: Isahelle and Zozarra ; 
the Roselnid Sisters; pictures. 

ALEXANDER (W. Alexander, mgr.: agents. 
Stein A> Leonard. Inc. ). -Torn Siddons . Har- 
vard and Cornell : Lindsay (The Educated 
Horse i : u. Thompson; Taylor and Lee; 
Smith and Eaton; pictures. 

FA1RI1ILL PALACE (C Stangel. mgr.; 
agents. Stein £ Leonard, Inc.).— Earl and 
Earl: Petite Sisters; Farhv and Hoff; Bayer; 
and King ; pictures. 

WOODLAND AVE. PALACE ( M. Benn. 
mgr. ; agents. Stein and Leonard. Inc.).— Lcin 
Welsh: Preston and Preston; Win. Baker; 

pictures. 

MAJESTIC PALACE (J. Berger. mgr.; 
agents. Stein K- Leonard. Inc.). Rlchard« 
Pros ; Sussjc Sutto : Jones. Williams Co. ; 
I. andiron and Morrl« : Bert and Irene Jack: 
Edgmar and Wynne; New York Comedy Four; 
pictures. 

LYR'C PALACE ( .1 . II Cumberland mgr 
ag.nt. Gf.„. E. Scott). Ravmond. Lelghton 
and Mos rr ; Minnie Neal ; the Gahherts. Sec 
nnd haif Doyle. White and De Groot ■ Maida 
Chine; Harvey and Edna Rose- pictures 

MUSEE CAgent. Geo. E. Scott). Donnellv 
and King. Wrenn and Armstrong; pictures' 

PAVONIA (Goo. E. Scott, agent ) -Harv«v 
and Edna Rose; Minnie Miller; Wallace and 
Peach ; pictures. 

GAYETY (John IV Eckhardf mgr. i 
■■Follies of New York and Paris." 

TROCADERO (Sam M. Dawson, mgr > 
Imperials." 



ATLANTIC CITY 

By I. R. PULASKI. 
YOING S PIER (W. E. Shackelford, mgr.: 
agent. Ben Harris, through U. B. O.).— "A 
Night in a Turkish Bath," headlined (new 
acts); Visocchi Broa., accordionists, hit; Dev- 
lin and Elwood, in "The Girl From Yonkers," 
clever comedy; John E. Henshaw (new acts) ; 
Zlska and Saunders, magic and songs, good ; 
Tascott, "coon shouter," good ; Potter and 
Harris, gymnasts, opened. 

SAVOY (Harry Brown, mgr. ; ugent, direct). 
—Laurie Ordway, characterizations, clever ; 
Vincent and Milan, dancers, clever; Jack Lee, 
monolog, good ; Delia Cox. songs ; Joe More- 
land, with "talking" pictures. 

CRITERION (E. N. Downs, mgr. ).— Moving 
pictures ; Illustrated songs. 

STEEL PIER (J. Bothwell, mgr.).— Moving 
pictures. 

STEEPLECHASE PIER (E. L. Perry, mgr.). 
— Pavilion of fun ; moving pictures. 

MILLION-DOLLAR PIER (J. L. Young and 
Kennedy Cropsan, mgrs.).— Moving pictures. 



The first two days of the week at the Apollo 
saw Harry Kelly, In "The Deacon and the 
Lady." The last three days Marie Tempest ap- 
peared in "A Thief in the Night." 



Two fisherman who were out in an auxiliary 
boat about three miles from the shore of the 
lower end of the town had a very exciting time 
last week. They were peacefully yanking In 
seductive weakflsh when they were startled by 
the bark of a sea Hon. Not missing a chance, 
they hastily baited a stout line with an eight- 
Inch fish just caught and made a play for Mr. 
Sea Lion. The latter dived for It and swal- 
lowed both bait and hook, but In doing so one 
of the men was pulled overboard. IB* clam- 
bered back Into the boat, and the two men 
.Anally landed their prize. They quickly made 
for shore, where the animal was skinned. They 
refused an offer of $1200 for the skin. It Is 
presumed that the animal was one of Wln- 
sten's trained seals, which are housed on the 
Million-Dollar Pier, and which escaped, jump- 
ing Into the open sea. 



All of next week at the Apollo will he seen 
Klaw & Erlanger's production of "Ben Ilur." 

Apropos of Arnold Daly's production of last 
week. "The Wedding Journey," which played at 
the Savoy, there are several amusing Incidents. 
The show wa« voted dull, lustreless and uttcrh 
uninteresting hy the audience and all else save 
Mr Daly. He thought and still thinks that 
the show with himself and Burr Mcintosh in 
the east (it calls for Ave people) would prove 
sensational In New York. When he told this 
to Harry Brown, manager of the Savoy, Harry. 
said that the only thing sensational would be 
the roast the critics would hand the show. In 
some manner he hypnotized William A. Brady 
to come down and see the show last week. 
Mr Brady came, saw one act • aqd took' Mr 
Daly out on the Boardwalk and proceeded to 
tell him some things for taking him away 
from New York. Mr. Daly probably stlil 
has hopes for "The Wedding Journey." but 
although he may not know it. it is said that 
Mr. Brady has plans to send him out in a 
repittoire of his previous successes. 



Charles Dorian, who It develops |s hut '_»'_' 
years of age, and who haH a biplane on th" 
Million- Dollar Pier, really designed the alr- 
maehlne himself. It Is closely patterned after 
the Curtlss model. Last week he made a su<- 
erssful short flight on the beach, after which 
he fell and damaged the machine. Flights or 
longer duration are scheduled for this week 

James S Devlin (Devlin and Elwood). who 
with his wife (Mae Elwood) has Just returned 
from a European trip, speaks very Interest- 
ingly of "the men nnd things" on the other 
side of the pond. It was Just by luck that 
they were enabled to obtain passage for home, 
and that was secured through Variktv'h 
London of lice Barnes and Crawford Intended 
returning, but hail been "promised" u good 
spot If thev cared to open over there. They 
dropped Into the Ixnidon office to tell "Jess" 
about It. They had alrendy hooked passage 
Little •Jlmmie Devlin jumped at the ehnii'-o to 
relieve them of the tickets. Mr Devlin spoke 
of the peculiar English customs that were 
so funny to him. 

AUSTRALIAN NOT US. 

By MARTIN C BRENNAN. 

11 Park Si Svdnev 

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OPEN In DENVER, COLO., WEEK OCT. 9, for their FOURTH CON8ECUTIVE 
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Permanent Address, Bell Opera House, Benton Harbor, Mich. 



THE CMS. K. HARRIS COURIER 
A Brand Hew Sort of "Kid" Song 

"I WANT TO BUY 
A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE" 

Making a Big Hit at the 

14th St. Theatre 

Being Sung By Some Tenar 

WILL BOBBINS 

CHAS. K. HARRIS 



■t* Yerfc 

MtYIR OOHKN. Mgr. 

OHIOAOO 



American acta are to be given every consid- 
eration if they "blow In" here. I had a long 
conversation with Ted Holland, the principal 
man of the new combine and he is sanguine 
as to its success. 



Jim Williams, the American picture man, 
has now firmly established his continuous 
show in Sydney, and Is coining money. With- 
iu a few months he expects to collar the bulk 
of the picture exchange business. A repre- 
sentative left for the States to-day, to nego- 
tiate with new Arms for their output. 



Madame Lydla Yeamans Lotos, at the age 
of 55, has got them talking at Sydney Tivoll, 
with her remarkable child impersonations. 



Hanco, the handcuff manipulator, who pro- 
vided something of a mild sensation as a rival 
to Houdlnl. is now talking of producing a 
new trick that will settle all others. This 
artist will probably try America shortly. 

Ted Holland is to leave the Theatre Royal, 
Brisbane, at no very distant date. A new 
building is now In course of erection for him, 
and he intends opening shortly after Xmas 
with a high splash. The Brennan Circuit will 
occupy the Royal after It has been renovated, 
and If Holland stands the strenuous opposi- 
tion for six months he will have exceeded the 
most sanguine expectations of Sydneyslders. 
Still there are many who expect him to see 
the Brennan house out. 



Walker Kelly, "the Virginia Judge," and 
Daly and O'Brien, "tanglefoot dancers," are 
due here next month. 



The Bros. Verne are now playing Sydney 
Alhambra, a small-time show, until such time 
as Armstrong and Verne tour the country 
with a vaudeville show, as contemplated. If 
the proposition falls to materialize the boys 
will return to the States about November. 



A new vaudeville company will open at 
Broken Hill this week. Lenon, Hyman ft 
Lennon are in a syndicate which also contains 
a well-known variety manager. 

Inquiries are being made for Clarence Lis- 
dale, the American colored tenor, who de- 
parted hurriedly by the last American mall, 
presumably for the States. 



part of Queensland. It will be seen that 
variety Is again coming Into some of Its own. 

Melbourne Opera House and the Oalety 
theatre are both playing to good business, 
whilst the National, is showing capacity nearly 
every night. 

At Brisbane, Ted Holland Is having a new 
theatre built, and it Is his Intention to strike 
out on Improved lines after the new year. He 
will have the National Circuit as opposition 
by that time. 

Brown and Wilmot, America's "paragon 
dancers," laid off this week preparatory to 
embarking for Honolulu on Aug. 28. A tempt- 
ing offer from Ted Holland for Brisbane will 
delay the trip for three weeks. The Brennan 
people will not like the Americans going over 
to Holland, as there is bound to be very stren- 
uous opposition ere long, and the National 
may And the Brisbane manager a harder 
proposition than expected. For the sake of 
vaudeville it is to be hoped that Brisbane can 
maintain the two houses. 



Fred Gray, the male end of Gray and Gra- 
ham, "the musical bell boy," will return to 
America with a hatfull of cheerful remin- 
iscences, not the least being the great amount 
of Ashing yarns and adventures due to ex- 
cessive hospitality. An article written for a 
Sydney paper on American chorus girls has 
raised the ire of "George." Eva Rice, an 
Australian girl, now In America, Is responsi- 
ble for the article. Eva is a nice little girl, 
but just a little, a very little, unsophisti- 
cated. 

American acts (two) who are departing 
Statewards within the next month are framing 
up new offerings for American production. 
Both acts will bill as Australian. 



Through VARIETY, news came of the sad 
death of the Australian baritone. Hamilton 
("Tom") HIM. Some years ago the deceased 
singer was on a high plane of success. Sub- 
sequently he reappeared with a continental 
polish far removed from his natural manner, 
and was not quite as big a hit as anticipated. 
He married. I believe, Beattle Galletly. a 
dancer of repute here. Further particulars 
are awaited. 



The Tivoll Theatre, Sydney, Is now supply- 
ing its own electric lighting plant, and will 
no longer depend upon the city municipal 
mains. By this means a great saving Is ex- 
pected. 



Clara Keutfug, a well known comedienne, 
and Claude Golding, the song-and-dance ar- 
tist are to be married next week and will 
leave for America Sept. 28. Both are clever 
young performers. With them will go the 
Willis Bros, in a pot pourrl act of juggling, 
play comedy with this act which will be known 
as the Three Willis'. 



Quite a bunch of the younger Australian 
artists are embracing marriage during Au- 
gust. Victor Martyn and Maud Florence were 
hitched up last week. A brand-new act will 
be framed up. and the duo will wander Amer- 
Icanwards. Athos. the trick skater, will short- 
ly marry one of the Martin Sisters, and they 
also hie to the land of the Almighty Dollar. 



BALTIMORE. 

SAVOY (Sol J. Saphler, mgr.; agent, Wm. 
Morris).— James J Norton, big roar: Venus on 
Wheels, a winner on form ; MacHugh ft Carew, 
well liked : Richards A Montrose, classy ; 
Bounding Lloyds, good ; Two Roses, reAned 
musical offering ; Breen A Breen. fair ; An- 
nette De Llstere. high class ; Savoyograph. 

VICTORIA (Chas. E. Lewis, mgr.; agent, 
Wm. Josh Daly).— Sam Howard & Co.; Mu- 
sical Lovelands ; Emery and Nadlne ; Slegel 
and Steele. Second half— Ed. Winchester; 
Searl Allen A Co. ; Mabel Hoyt ; "The Opera- 
tor" ; m. p. 

WILSON (M..L. Schalbley, mgr.; agent. Joe 
Wood).— Darmody ; Pelham Four; Musical 
Gray ; Kraft and Myrtle : The Torleys ; m. p. 

GAYETY (Wm. L. Ballauf, mgr.).— Roble's 
"Knlckprbockers." 

MONUMENTAL (Monty Jacobs, mgr.).— 
"Cozy Corner Girls." LARRY. 



BIRMINGHAM, ALA. 

MAJESTIC (Carl Rettlck, mgr.; agent, I. A. 
Co.; rehearsal Monday, 10).— Week 19, Al 
Coleman good ; Sully and Hussy, comedy, hit ; 
Elma EUwood, pleasing ; Pattl Corney. good ; 
Clemenso Bros., musical, took weH. 

ALAMO (Fred Knapp, mgr.; agent, Fred 
Stennard).— Auten Wayman, good; Tutz Mc- 
Gulre, took well ; Chas. Ledegar, hit ; Julian 
Dyer, great 

ALABAMA STATE FAIR.-Navassar Ladles' 
Band ; Rule In Loop the Loop Without a Loop ; 
Howard's Animal Circus ; Curzon Sisters ; 
Morris and Morris ; The Bottomley Troupe ; 
Wakakama Japanese Troupe ; Frank and True 
Rice ; Mile. Louise's Monkeys ; Frank G. Odell. 

NAT W. WILLIAMS. 

BRIDGEPORT, CONN. 

POLI'S (L. D. Oarvey, mgr. ; agent, U. B. O. ; 
Monday rehearsal 10). — Claud Ranf, wire, 
great ; Clipper Quartet, very good ; Murry 
Livingston A Co., In "The Man From Italy." 
very good ; Floyd Mack, acrobatic dancer, good ; 
Clara Belle Jerome, In "Jnyland," big hit ; 
Brlce and King, big applause ; Four Floods, 
acrobatic, good. 

BIJOU (W. E. Smith, mgr; agent. U. B. O. ; 
Monday rehearsal 11).— Cole and Coleman, mu- 
sical, good ; Gardner, West and Sunshine, very 
good ; Jennie Gerald, singing, very good ; Ella 
Richards, wire, Ane. 

EMPIRE (B. Dobbs. mgr.; Monday rehearsal 
10:30).— Hamilton and Howlett, musical, very 
good : Florence Geneva, singing, big hit ; 
Burkhard, Kelly A Co., went big ; Hammond 
and Forrester, good ; Howard. Kelly and Ben- 
der,' very good. 

BUFFALO, N. Y. 

SHEA'S (M. Shea, mgr.; agent, U. B. O.).— 
Mme. Adelaide Norwood, good ; Mary Marble 
and Sam Chip, clever ; Ce Dora, wonderful ; 
George Fells and Barry Girls. Ane ; Klbel. 
Howard and Herbert, hit ; Larella Sisters, 
clever ; Leo Carlllo, good ; Long Acre Quartet, 
pleased. 

ACADEMY (H. Epstein, mgr. ; agent, Mar- 
cus Lowe).— Capt. Klaus Larsen. Hero of the 
Trip Through the Niagara Falls Rapids. Is 
the beadllner; Thme Balloon Girl, Ane; Sea- 
burys. good; Rose Berry, clever; Golden, and 
Hughes, pleased ; Inglis and Reading, well 
received : Mint and Wertz. good ; Jenkins and 
Covert. Ane ; Randolphs, excellent. 

FAMILY (G. Wilbur, mgr.; agent, Lowe).— 
Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Frlel. hit : The Pam- 
plns, good ; Sperry and Ray. pleased ; Plunk- 
ett and Ritter, hit ; Bessie La Counte. well re- 
ceived ; Farrell, clever. W. GEE. 



Fuller, of New Zealand, is commencing to 
close down on vaudeville. The Dominion peo- 
ple want vaudeville, but Fuller doesn't ; he 
Ands that a picture policy pays him best. 



Ranee Smith, the American colored dancer, 
left for the States to-day. 



Jules Garrison and his "Roman Maids" are 
laying off In Wellington, New Zealand. Fu- 
ture intentions are not divulged. 



A rumor which Is persistently gaining 
ground Is that a combination of Australian 
vaudeville managers ar.. attempting to work 
up a circuit In opposition to the National. 



Frank Gerald Is In Melbourne supervising 
"The Chance of a Lifetime," founded upon a 
Nat Gould story. Gerald was one time a 
secretary to the V. A. F.. London. 



BEAUMONT, TEX. 

PEOPLES THEATRE (Cox A McLean, 
mprs. ; ('has. E. Hodkins. agent; Monday 1.30.) 
—Lola Dale, very good ; Chinese Johnny Wil- 
liams and Edith Williams, pleased ; Newhoff ft 
Phelps, good; Lonzo Coz, fair; Twin City 
Quartet, hit ; good appearance, excellent har- 
mony. 

VAUDETTE THEATRE (Theo. Clemmons. 
mgr.: Billy Elwood. agent: Monday. 10.30.).— 
Morion and Keanan. very good : S. F. Wilson, 
pleased. Note— This house will discontinue 
vaudeville after this week. WALKER. 



CINCINNATI, O. 

HARRY HESS. 
VARIETY'S Central Office. 
107 Bell Block. 
KEITH'S COLUMBIA ( H. E. Shockley, 
mgr.; agent. U. B. O. ; Sunday rehearsal 10.). 
— I^eCIalr ft Sampson opened big; "Radiant" 
Radle Furman. excellent : Six Musical Nosses 
In "A Gala Day In Old Seville." hit; Hlbbert 
and Warren, very big ; Brown. Harris ft 
Llndeman. scream ; Scott & Keane, good ; 
Eva Tanguay. biggest hit of season ; Orlgo- 
latl's Aerial Ballet, Ane. 



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EMPRESS (Edward Shields, mgr. ; agent, 
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good ; Harry Antrim, good ; O'Rourke & 
Atkinson, fair ; Kitty Edwards, ordinary ; 
Vardon, Perry ft Wilbur, hit ; Consul, great 
hit. 

PEOPLE'S (James E. Fennessy, mgr.).— 
"Yankee Doodle Girls." 

STANDARD (Prank J. Clemens, house 
agent)— "London Belles." 

AMERICAN (Harry Hart, mgr.; agent, 
direct; Sunday rehearsal 10).— Marvin Broth- 
ers ; Musical Colomnn : W. J. Woods ft Co. ; 
Cornwell ft Day ; McDonald Trio ; Brooklyn 
Comedy Four ; Tom Linton and "Jungle 
Girls." 



CAMDEN, N. J. 

BROADWAY (W. B. McCallum. mgr.; agent. 
U. B. O.).— Mrs. Dohertys poodles; Tommy 
Dugan ; Edith Montrose ; Lvndon and Dorman ; 
De Haven Sextet; Carlln and Clark; Great 
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Making gocd. THIS WEEK (Sept. 26), HAMMERSTEIN'S. 

CLEVELAND. O. Monday rehearsal, 10).— Dancing Darnell. 

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Hanlons, feature; Tom Nawn & Co.. good Decker, fair; Bert and Bess Draper, good; L«« 
laughs; Gaston & D Armand. please; Julius Roy ma g lc> c ] PV er. LITTLE CHARLEY. 
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GRAND (J. H. Mlchels. mgr.: agent. U. B. DAVENPORT, IA. 

O.).— Bella-Italla Troupe, treat; Jack Rich- AMERICAN (C. E. Berkell. m*r. ; nic-nt. 
ards, good; Goodhue & Burgess, pleasing; Wm. Morris; 12.30 Monday ).— Cora MkhaH 
Eugene Wolffhelm, feature ; Countess Leon- Hoffer, great ; Davy and Pony Moore, well 
tine, caught on; Louis Mortelle & Co., won liked; Van Kaathoven Quartet— Muriel Wood- 
favor; Sam Morris, hit. bury and J. W. Barr furnish the munlral end 

EMPIRE (Ed. McArdle, mgr.).— The Big and the Flying Valentines have Rome aerial 

Banner Show. work of merit. SHARON. 

STAR (Drew & Campbell, mgrs.).— Miss New 

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rchT rmrerra r\ LYRIC (Max Hurtig. mgr.; agent. U. B. O). 

tJJ.JijUivirJun, \J. — LeH Nanas, good ; Wilson A Pearson, good ; 

KEITHS (W. W. Prosser, mgr. ; agent. U. B. Harry Brun. fair; "Awake at the Switch." 

O. ; Monday rehearsal. 10.30).— Harry Fenn *ood ; The American Trumpeters Trio, very 

Dalton. musical, pleasing; Garner and Parker. good; Monroe & Mack, big applause; Mile 

songs, entertaining; Catherine Challoner and Minnie Amato, big hit. R. W. MYERS. 

company. In "Stop. Look and Listen." good : 

Glenn Burt, monolog, hit; Cornalla and iiv/^aTi;!} fit 

Wilbur, good acrobatic routine and comedy. JWAyAiuii, UjLi. 

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rehearsals. 11.30).— Carrie M. Scott, contor- ington ; Douglass and Musgrove Sisters; lynils 

tlonist. well liked ; Norbert Sanal. violinist. Oranat : Pierce & Roslyn ; Thos. Holer & Co. ; 

fine tone and expression; Haggerty and Le Alvln Urns ; Ix>uls Stone; Boyd & Vcola ; 

Clair, sketch, good; Logan and Burt, good Murray Slmmunds ; Harry Richards £ Co. 

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ELiMIRA, N. Y. 

MOZART (O. W. Mlddleton. mgr. ; agent, 
Edward Mozart; Monday 10) .— Spessardys 
Bears, hit ; Aleca Croft, good ; Fry and Fields, 
ordinary ; Helen Llndler, ordinary ; McVeigh 
and Waltz, good. 

HAPPY HOI R (G. H. Van Demark. mgr. ; 
agent. IT. D. O. ; Monday 11).— Parker. Lar- 
gray and Snee. well received ; Josef Samuels, 
hit ; MacLachlan Bros., fair ; Gus Frederelch. 
excellent. 

FAMILY (Max Sherman mgr.; agent, 
Buekner-Shea ; Monday 10).— Harry Thompson, 
hit ; Gardner and Golder, good ; I^aDell and 
Strauss, good. .1. M. BEERS. 



ERIE, PA. 

COLONIAL (A. P. Weschler. mgr.; C. H. 
Cummings, asst. mgr. ; agent, Gus Sun ; Mon- 
day 10). — Reiff Bros. & Murray, went big; 
Creo. sensational; Arthur Turelly. clever; 
Hennlngs. Lewis & Hennlngs. excellent; Ruton 
& Song Birds, well received ; Five Merry 
McGregors, fine. 

ALPHA ( E. H. Suerken. mgr.: agent. Mar- 
cus Loew : Monday 10). — Faust Bros., clever; 
La Tour Sisters, excellent ; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. 

A. Reane. very good ; Al. Herman. well re- 
ceived ; Alfredo & Pearl, clever. 

HAPPY HOUR (I). II Connelly. mgr.; 
agent. Geo. Verbeck ) .— Ix>ng & I»ng. very 
good: Demi. M. II. MIZENER 

EVANSVILLK. IND. 

NEW GRAND ( David Beehler. mgr. ) .— Elita 
Proctor Otis Company favored by the ladles ; 
Welch. Mealy & Montrose, a scream ; Taylor, 
Krantzinan & White, was good ; "Lightning 
Hopper." clever ; Montgomery and Ilealy Sis- 
ters, novelty singing and dancing ; Savo, 
great : Famous Vanis. excellent. 

OBERDORFER. 

FALL RIVER, MASS. 

SAVOY (Julius Cahn, lessee and mgr.; 
Loews B. (). ; Monday 10). -Opened Mon- 
day with excellent bill ; Basalarl, very good ; 
Sharp and Turek. good ; Dean and Price, 
excellent : Leon Rogee. hit ; Four English 
Rosebuds, very good : Three Richardsons, ex- 
cellent ; Great American Four, very good ; 
Ernesto Sisters, went big. 

lU.JOr (L. M. Boas, mgr.: agent, direct; 
Monday 10>— 20-2K. Three Alvarettes. ex- 
cellent : Plnnard and Mannv. fair : Verdan & 
Dunliip. lilt; 29-1. World's Harmonists; 
Fred and Bess Lucler : Rita Redmond. 

PREMIER (L. M. Boms, mgr.; agent di- 
rect: Monday 10) -20-2H. Polk and Polk; 
.lack Dresdner : Hill and Hackcrman : 20-1. 
Phillips Sisters: Honey Johnson; Sadie Gra- 
h a m . 

PALACE (Win. It Stecker. mgr.; agent. V. 

B. D. : Monday 1IL-20-JS. Capt. Brunswick's 
Cowboys and Indians, fair ; Prim Nadeau : 
29-1. Cubanola Trio: Ethel Nevlno ; The 
Rackin Trio. EDW. F. RAFFERTY. 

HAMILTON, ONT. 

TEMPLE (J. G. Appleton, mgr. ; agent, U. 
B. <) i Monday rehearsal 10). — Very good 
program. Claude M. Roode. clever slack wire ; 
May Archer and Billy Carr, good ; Tom Jack 
Trio, good : Josephine Davla, good comedienne; 



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Royal Tracy & Co., In rattling good sketch, 
"Nerve" ; Albert Hole, well received ; Stilling 
and Revelle, clever bar act ; Patsy Doyle, 
good. M. 8. D. 

HARRISBURO. PA. 

ORPHEUM (C. F. Hopkins, mgr. ; agent, 
U. B. O.).— Fred W. Morton. applauded; 
Great Richards, entertained ; Cunningham & 
Marlon, went well ; Fltzglbbon-McCoy Trio, 
scored hit; Amy Butler and Her Boys, big; 
Marshall Montgomery, splendid ; Six Flying 
Banvards, hit. 

CASINO (Samuel L. Levi, mgr.; agent, 
Wm. Morris).— Burke and His Dogs, enter- 
taining; Lee Tung Foo, very good; Anna Ar- 
llne, pleased ; Ray Croker and Plcklnlnnles, 
many encores ; Olrard & Gardner, laughing 
hit ; Walter James, very good ; Hall ft Earle, 
scored strongly. 

HIPPODROME (A. L. Roumfort ft Co., 
nigra. ; agent, Rudy Heller).— The Lewis's; De 
Chant's Dogs. J. P. J. 

HARTFORD, CONN. "~ " 

POLLS (Oliver C. Edwards, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O. ; Monday at 10).— "College Life," 
scored heavily ; Brice and King, clever ; Mur- 
ray Livingston A Co., very good ; Floyd Mack, 
hit ; Marcus and Mack, clever ; Four Floods, 
big hit ; Gee Jays, good. 

HARTFORD (Fred P. Dean, mgr.; agent, 
J. J. Clancy^ Monday and Thursday 11).— 
26-28, Royal Italian Troupe, hit; Marcitas, 
went well ; Compton, very good ; Jordan and 
Brennan, funny ; Barlow and Franklin, 
scored; 20-1, Billy Elliot; Bergere Sisters; 
Gramllch and Hall ; Harrlgan and Giles ; 
Umhoults Bros. 

SCENIC (Harry C. Young, mgr.; agent, 
direct; Monday 10).— Miller and Lewis, went 
well ; Guy Lester, clever ; Winifred Carter, 
good ; Adolph and Rudolph, funny ; Marion 
Marshall, good ; Walter Weston, went good. 

R. W. OLMSTED. 



Romano Bros., acrobats, skillful ; Bessie Allen, 
soubret, winsome ; Leeds ft Lamar, sketch, 
good; McKenzle Shannon ft Co., sketch, clever; 
Geo. Devoy A Dayton Sisters, funny. 

LEVY'S (Al. Levy, mgr. ; agent, L, Behymer 
Monday rehearsal 10).— Headliner, Royal Hun- 
garian Grozlen Troupe of dancers, well liked ; 
Dobes-Borel, s-d, pleasing ; Countess Rosl, 
songs, favorite ; Grace Belmont, singer, at- 
tractive. EDWIN F. O'MALLEY. 

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 

MAJESTIC (James A. Hlgler. mgr.; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit; Rehearsal Monday 10:30).— 
Five Cycling Luroras, splendid ; Exposition 
Four, good act ; Mareena, Nevaro ft Mareena, 
top-notch acrobats ; CarBtens ft Broslus, clever 
fencing ; Lottie Williams, in "On Stony 
Ground," very good ; Charles P. Hammond In 
"The Code Book," good dramatic sketch ; Bell 
Baker, clever character songs ; Three Dolce 
Sisters, refined singing; Marvelous Griffith, 
great exhibition. 

CRYSTAL (C. I. Fischer, mgr,; agent. U. 
V. A.).— Francis Owen ft Co. In "The Bene- 
diction," good playlet; Brown ft Nevarro, 
character changes, hit ; West A Vokes. time- 
honored German dialect sketch ; Stanley Sex- 
tet, neat singing; Major O'Laughlln, In- 
teresting gun spinning. 

EMPRESS (Daniel McCoy, mgr.; agent, 
S-C.).— Chevalier Delorls, expert marksman, 
and four other good acts. 

GAYETY (Wm. E. Mick, mgr.).— "Bon 
Tons," splendid company In fine production. 

STAR (Frank Trottman, mgr.).— "Jardln de 
Paris Girls," good burlesque show. 

HERBERT MORTON. 



cool reception ; Three Vagrants, delayed by a 
week, did not appear Monday ; Reed Btob. 
closed. 

AMERICAN (James R. Cowan, mgr.; agent. 
William Morris; Sunday rehearsal, 10).— 
American undergoing repairs preparatory to 
opening high-class vaudeville 10. 

WINTER GARDEN (Israel and Leopold, 
mgrs.).— "A Day In the Klondike," pleasing 
immensely. 

MAJESTIC (L. E. Sawyer, mgr.).— Tyson 
Extravaganza Co., vaudeville and plctureB. 

HAPPY HOUR (Al. Durnlng, mgr.).— Anna 
Miller, soubret ; Paul Morton, vocalist ; Lew 
Lumlnas ; Jones Sisters, dancers. 

The managers of the Winter Garden have 
arranged to continue the burlesque policy for 
some weeks after 1, on which date the lease 
expires. 

Leopold Levy, lessee, and William Tyler, 
sub-lessee of the Victor, are having an al- 
tercation as to who is the rightful occupant 
of the place. Levy has possession. 

Lost and Found Note : Workmen demolish- 
ing the box office at "White City" found sixty- 
five cents, the receipts for one night during a 
presentation of "Mascotte," which had never 
been accounted for. 



COLONIAL (Harry R. Overton, mgr.).— Nell 
McKlnley ; Brlstow and Warner; Mae 
Mitchell; Great Kelter and Scotch Lassie; 
Dunkle Griffin and Company ; Pearl and Pearl, 
and the Tlnkman Troupe. 

STANDARD (Leo Relchenbach, mgr.).— 
"Moulin Rouge Burlesquers," with Violette 
Dusette Imitating Polaire, the show a hit; 
business big. 

GAYETY (Frank V. Hawley, mgr.).— 
"Columbia Burlesquers" In "A PariH Tempta- 
tion," scored twice Sunday. 

GARRICK (Melville Stotz, mgr.).— Dock- 
stader's Minstrels. 

Frank Talbot has reopened the HIJou as a 
vaudeville, curio and picture theatre all for 
a dime. 

Rice and Cohen opened Sunday at the Prin- 
cess when Adelaide and Hughes had to leave 
to appear In "The Barnyard Romeo" In Cin- 
cinnati that afternoon. 

The Davenports are the headllners this, the 
last week at Lemp's Park Carnival. 

A testimonial to Manager Alrdome Mon- 
day night. 

The German Theatre opens Its season Oct. 
2 at the Odeon. 



James R. Cowan, manager of the Ameri- 
can, Is said to have visited the Orpheum 
Monday evening, and applauded every number 
on the program. O. M. SAMUEL. 



LOS ANGELES, CAL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent 
direct; Monday rehearsal 10 Week Sept. 10.).— 
Al. Jolson, headliner, Instantaneous success ; 
Minnie Dupree ft Co., sketch, capital ; Mile 
Renee, musician, pleasing ; Kaufmanns. bi- 
cyclists, hit; Holdovers "Operatic Festival"; 
J. C. Nugent ft Co., Flanagan A Edwards, 
Harvey-De Vora Trio. 

LOS ANGELES (Geo. A. Bovyer, mgr. ; 
agent, C. O. Brown, Monday rehearsal 11).— 
Headliner, Alblnl, magician, well received ; 



NEWARK, N. J. 

PROCTORS (R. C. Stewart, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O. ; Monday 9).— William Macart and 
Ethlyne Bradford, clever ; Josephine Joy & 
Co., well received ; Tempest & Sunshine, very 
good ; Carl Randall, clever ; Chasslno, good ; 
"Those Three Swells," did well ; Three Fon- 
dellers. good ; Casselll's Dogs, great. 

MINERS EMPIRE (Leon Evans, mgr.).— 
"Lady Buccaneers," good show. 

WALDM ANNS (Lee Ottclengul, mgr.) — 
• Serenaders." fine. JOE O'BRYAN. 

NEW ORLEANS. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. gen. mur. ; agent, 
direct ; Monday rehearsal Hi).— Pope and 
"Uno" opened ; Mr. and Mrs. Allison, Richard 
Nadreage (New Acts); Lily Lena received 
an ovation ; "Love Waltz," tuneful operetta, 



ST. LOUIS, MO. 

PRINCESS (Dan S. Fishell. mgr.; agent, 
William Morris).— John C. Rice and Sally 
Cohen in "A Bachelor's Wife," scream ; Julian 
Rose, funnier than ever; Alice York, with a 
soft pedal on some of her songs but still 
good ; McMahon's "Watermelon Girls," enter- 
taining ; Conway and Leland, eccentrlques ; 
Lamb's Manikins, fine for the kiddles ; Both 
Densmore, musical ; Kanazawa Japs, numerous 
and clever. 

COLUMBIA (Frank Tate, mgr.; agent. Or 
pheum Circuit).— Juggling Burkes; Max S. 
Witt's "Roses of Kildarc." equipped both 
physically and vocally ; Bradlee Martin and 
Company with Jessie Courtney In "A Unique 
Proposal" ; Pearle and Carrie Meredith, song 
successes ; Julius Tannen, a best bet mono- 
logue ; "A Night In a Monkey Music Hall." 
sonic animal act ; Eddie Leonard and Mabel 
Russell, headliners. and Ellse. Wulff and 
Walduff in "After the Football Game." 



WASHINGTON. I). C. 

CHASES (II. W. De Witt, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O. ; Monday 11). — Mason, Keeler and Co., 
decided hit ; Lo Ijo Cotton, very clever ; Frank 
Tlnney, very good ; Harry and Folford. went 
big ; Stevens and Marshall, scored ; Dagwell 
Sisters, did nicely ; Adonis and Dog. clever. 

COSMOS (A. J. Brylawskl. mgr.; agent, 
Norman Jeffries; Monday I)).— Woodford's 
Animals, best that has played the house; Wil- 
liams and Hilda, well received ; Harry Rlck- 
rode, clever ; Tydeman and Dooley. ordinary ; 
Most Twins, scored; Corey Bros., did nicely; 
Lillian Murtha, fair; Allen May and Co., 
good. 

CASINO (A. C. Mayer, mgr.; agent, Wm. 
Morris; Monday 10).— Royal Venetian- Band, 
big hit ; Beatrice Vance, very good ; Major 
James Doyle, fair; Tossing Thompsons, Gum- 
ming and Gladding, did nicely ; Dow and Dow, 
scored. 

MAJESTIC (F. B. Weston, mgr.; Monday 
117:.'tO). —J. A. Mack and Co., hit; J. Nlcol. 
clever ; Beaudoin and Co., good ; Horn and 
Horn, did fairly. 

NEW LYCEUM (Engine Kernan. mgr.). 
'Bohemian Burlesquers." 

GAYETY (George Beck. mgr.). -Al. Reeves 
"Beauty Show." EDWARD DO.MBIIART. 



IVIOIM 



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WILLIE HOWARD 



ND HOWARD 



Who are now playing at the ORPHEUM THEATRE. SAN FRANCISCO, the following telegram: 

'Just got through with the afternoon show, and 



I 



"THAT'S YIDDISH* LOVE" 

was one big riot." 
Another from IRVING M. WILSON, our Pacific Coast Representative, reads: "WILLIE HOWARD caused ,1 sensation at the Orpheum today with THAT S VIDDISHA LOVE' 

One continuous scream from start to finish. " 

The above Is another one of those great novelty dialect songa by JAMES BROCKMAN for which ho is so well known and Is also being sung with gr. at su. ■- ;,;« ''V J" ;;i' fl ^ ' ;l , 
on. The Victoria Four. Barnes and Barron, Gladys Sears. Frank Ross. Harry Bloom. Mike IVrtlg, Four De Wolfs. Max Burkhard of .lu-tn Three Billy *«»rinim • '"> ( "'^ 
Isters, Sam A'Dellna, Joe Ward. Mildred Ollmore, Rose Berry. Ned Dandy, Annie (ioldie, Anna c,,,si, D..w and Dow. Lawrence Reeden, .>ora Pelitirr and hundredn of <.th. is 

The above will be sent FREE— All wt ask of those we'do net know is an up-to-date programme. NO CARDS OR AMATEUR PROGRAMME will be accepted. 

. WITMARK & SONS, Witmark Building, 1 44-1 46 W. 37th St., New York 

Or, If you are out West, Bave time by calling at or writing to our Chicago Offices, SCIIILLKR BUILDING. RANDOLPH STRKKT. r'HIf'\(;o. 

San Francisco Offices, IRVING WILSON, Manager. 11!" MONTGOMERY STRLKT. 



TKD S. BARRON. Manager 



WbiD answering advertisement! kindly mention VARIETY. 



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VARIETY ARTISTS' ROUTES 

FOR WEEK OCT. 3 

WHEN NOT OTHERWISE INDICATED. 

(The routes given are from OCT. 2 to OCT. 9, Inclusive, dependent upon the opening 
and closing dare of engagement In different parts of the country. All addresses are fur- 
nished VARIETY by artists. Addresses care newspapers, managers or agents will not be 
printed.) 

"B. R." after name indicates act is with burlesque show mentioned. Routes may be 
found under "Burlesque Routes." 

"C. R." after name indicates act is with circus mentioned. Route may be found under 
"Circus Routes." 

ROUTB8 FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK MUST REACH THIS OFFICE NOT LATER 
THAN WEDNESDAY MORNINO TO INSURE PUBLICATION. 
TEMPORARY ADDRES8E8 WILL BE CARRIED WHEN ACT IS "LAYING OFF" 
PERMANENT ADDRESSES GIVEN FOR OVER THE SUMMER MUST BE REPLACED 
BY WEEKLY ROUTE FOR THE PRESENT SEASON. 



Adair Art Lyric Danville 111 

Adams Sam D Trocaderos B R 

Adams Edward B Orpheum Budapest 

Adams Billy 80 Milford Boston 

Adams ft Lewis 108 W Baker Atlanta 

Adams Milt Hastings Show B R 

Admont MiUel 8285 Broadway N T 

Adonis Trent Trenton N D 

Ahearn * Malcolm Norwich Conn 

Aitken Bros 234 Bedford Fall River 

Altkens Great 2210 Gravler New Orleans 

Aitken Jas ft Edna 087 Park it N T 

Alberts Lee 14 Frobel 111 Hamburg Ger 

Albanl 1606 Broadway N Y 

Aldines The 2022 Cottage Grove Chicago 

Aldrach Blanche Athens Ga 

Aleta Lynn Mass 

Alexander ft Bertie 41 Acre Lane London 

All Hunter and All Clanude PI Jamaica N Y 

All Sldi 000 Spring Pittsburg 

Allaire ft Jeans 85 John Fall River 

Allen Joe Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Allen Leon ft Bertie 118 Central Oshkosh Wis 

Allen Marie Columbians B R 

Allinel Joseph 422 Bloomfleld Hoboken N J 

Allison Mr Mrs Lyric Mobile 

THE AlllfllHAL 

LITTLE ALLRIGHT and WIFE 

WM. MORRIS TIME. RICHARD PITROT, 

Mgr. 

Alons 65 W 88 N Y 
Alpine Troupe Forepaugh Sells C R 
Alpha Troupe Orpheum Duluth 
Alrona Zoeller Trio 260 Hemlock Bklyn 
Alton Grace Follies of New York B R 
Alton Ethel 1582 Belmont Av Seattle 



Altus Bros 128 Cottage Auburn N Y 
Alvarados Goats 1235 N Main Decatur 111 
Alvarettas Three Academy Buffalo. 
Alvias The 801 B Wash Springfield III 
Alvln Bros Garrick Burlington la 
Alvin ft Zenda Empire Bridgeport 111 
Alvlno ft Rlalto Red Mill Vlncennes 
Alqulst ft Clayton 545 Bergen Bklyn 
American Newsboys 2888 N 81 Phlla 
Ames ft Cobett Keiths Pawtucket R I 
Amsterdam Quartette 181 W 41 N Y 
Anderson Gertrude Miss N Y Jr B R 
Anderson ft Anderson 820 Dearborn At Chicago 
Anderson ft Ellison 3603 Locust Phlla 
Anderson Four National Htl Chicago 
Andrews ft Abbott Co 8082 Morgan St Louis 
Apdales Animals Orpheum Kansas City 
Arakl Troupe Haag Show C R 
Arberg ft Wagner 511 I 78 N Y 
Ardelle ft Leslie 10 Broezel Rochester 
Arlington Billy Golden Crook B R 
Arlington Four Shubert Utlca 
Armond Grace 810 Dearborn Av Chicago 
Armond Ted V Serenaders B R 
Armstrong Ellis H Wildwood N J 
Armstrong ft Clark Bijou Atlanta 
Armstrong and Verne Royal Wellington N Z 
Arnold ft Rickey Owego N Y 
Arthur Mae 15 Unity Pi Boston 
Atkinson Harrv 21 E 20 N Y 
Atwood Warren 111 W 81 N Y 
Aubrey Rene Runaway Girls B R 
Auer S ft O 418 Strand W C London 
Auger Geo W 12 Lawrence Rd So Ealing Bng 
Austin, Jennie Follls of New York B R 
Austin ft Klumker 8110 H Phlla 
Avery W E 9D06 Forestville Chicago 
Ayers Ada Follies of New York B R 

B 
Baker Billy Merry Whirl B R 
Baker Harry 8042 Renow W Philadelphia 



Baker Da Vea Irto Dainty Duehata B R 

Baldwins Gem Meridian Miss 

Balloon Jupiter Barnom ft Bailey It 

Bandy ft Fields 1500 La Salle At Chicago 

Banks Geo S Collinsville Mass 

Bannan Joe Girls from Happyland B R 

Bantas Four Columbians B R 

Baraban Troupe 1804 5th At N T 

Barbae Hill ft Co 1262 Nat At Ban Diego 

Barber ft Palmer American Omaha lndef 

Barkotts Show Dixon 111 

Barlows Breakway Fair Ot Barrlngton Mass 

Barnes ft Crawford Orpheum Brooklyn 

Barnes ft Barnes Dixie Hillsboro Tex 

Barnes ft Barron Orpheum Denver 

Barnes ft Robinson 237 W 187 N Y 

Barnes ft West 418 Strand London 

Barrett Tom Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 




AND 




UNCLE HIRAM AND AUNT ALVIRA. 
From Posey Co.. Indiana." 
Men Week (test. 25). Majestic. Waes, Tims 



Barrlngton M Queea of Jardin da Parle B R 

Barron Geo 2002 6 Av N Y 

Barry Sisters 77 Bay 32 Bklyn 

Barry ft Hack 761 Wlndlake Milwaukee 

Barry ft Halvers Bay 7 Bath Beach L I 

Barry ft Richards Sheas Buffalo 

Bartell ft Garfield 2699 B 58 Cleveland 

Barto ft McCue 819 N 2 Reading Pa 

Barton, Joe Follies of the Day B R 

Bassett Mortimer 279 W 29 N Y 

Bates ft Neville 57 Gregory New Haven 

Baum Will H ft Co 07 Wolcott New Haven 

Baumann ft Ralph 360 Howard Av New Haven 

Baxter Sidney ft Co Orpheum Nashville 

Bayfield Harry Forepaugh-Sells C R 

Baytoa Ida Girls from Happyland B R 

Be Ano Duo 3442 Charlton Chicago 

Beaman Fred J Hudson Heights N J 

Beardsley Sisters Union Htl Chicago 

Beaugarde Marie Merry Whirl B R 

Behler Agnes Dreamlanders B R 

Behrend Musical 52 Springfield At Newark N J 

Beimel Musical 340 B 87 N Y 

Bell Arthur H 488 12 Ac Newark N J 

Bell Boy Trio Sheas Toronto 

Bell Norma Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Bell ft Richards 211 BUNT 

Belle May Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Bellemontee The 112 5 At Chicago 

Belmont Joe 70 Brook London 

Belmont Florence Girls from Happyland B R 

Belmont M Follies of New York B R 

Benn ft Lean 220 W 88 N Y 

Bennett Sam Rose Sydell B R 

Bennett ft Marcello 208 W 67 N Y 

Bennett Bros 889 B 68 N Y 

Bentley Musical 121 Clipper Ban Francisco 



Benton Oranby ft West Saratoga Htl Chicago 
Benton Ruth Big Banner Show B R 
Berger Anna Miss N Y Jr B R 

Vera Berliner 

VIOLINIST. 
Booked Solid uatil January. 



Bernhard Hugh Bohemians B R 

Bertlaa ft Brockway 311 8 At N Y 

Beverly Sisters 5722 Springfield At Phlla 

Beverly ft West 262 Delaware Buffalo 

Bevlns Clam Rolllckers B R 

Beyer Ben ft Bros Orpheum Ogden Utah 

Bicknell ft Glbney Folly Oklahoma City 

Bimbos The 604 Pacific Appleton Wis 

Birch John Sayville L I 

Bison City Four Orpheum Los Angeles 

BIseonnette Newman R F D No 2 Leckport 111 

Blssett ft Shady 248 W 37 N Y 

Black John J Miss N Y Jr B R 

Black ft Leslie 3722 Eberly Av Chicago 

Blacks The 47 E 132 N Y 

Blair Hazel Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Blamphin ft Hehr Library Corry Pa 

Blessings The 86 Koenlgsberger Berlin Ger 

Bloomquest ft Co 3220 Chicago Av Minneapolis 

Blocksom ft Burns Fair Haven N J 

Bohannon Burt Hastings Show B R 

Boises Sensational 675 Jackson At N Y 

Bonner Alf Brigadiers B R 

Bonner ft Meredith Cosmos Washington 

Booth Trio 343 Lincoln Johnstown Pa 

Borella Arthur 524 Stanton Greensburg Pa 

Borrow Sidney Big Banner Show B R 

Bostock Jean Lovemakers B R 

Boutin ft Tlllson 11 Myrtle Springfield Mass 

Boulden ft Quinn 212 W 42 N Y 

Bouton Harry ft Co 132 W 36 N Y 

Bouvler Mayme Merry Whirl B R 

Bowers Walters ft Crooker Boston 

Bouman Fred 14 Webster Medford Mass 

Bowman Bros 22 W 08 N Y 

Bradley ft Ward Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Bradleys The 1814 Rush Birmingham 

Bradue Fred Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Breadon Joe Ellis Nowlln Circus 

Brennan Geo Trocaderos B R 

Brennen Samuel N 2858 Tulip Phlla 

Breton Runkel Co McKeesport Pa 

Brinkleys The 424 W 30 N Y 

Brlstow Lydla Dreamlanders B R 

Britton Nellie 140 Morris Phlla 

Brixton ft Brixton 708 Lexington Brooklyn 

Brookes ft Carlisle 38 Glenwood Buffalo 

Brookland Chas Runaway Girls B R 

Brooks Florrle Big Review B R 

Brooks Thos Girls from Happyland B R 

Brooks Harvey Cracker Jacks B R 

Brooks Walter Baker Denver lndef 

Brooks ft Jennlgs 861 W Bronx N Y 

Brooks ft Kingman 234 W 39 N Y 

Browder ft Browder Richardson Oswego 

Brown Sammle Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Brown ft Brown 69 W 115 N Y 





This week (Sept. 26), Shea's, Buffalo. Next Week ( Oct. 3), Shea's, Toronto, 

Oct. 10-Keith's, Syracuse, N. Y. 

•till drifting around, doing stagey work through the kindnesses of the Manager, and 

That Other Fellow, PAT CASEY 



VARIETY 



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Brown ft Wllmot 71 Glen Maiden Mass 

Brown Jb Farlardean King Edward Halifax N S 

Brownies The Jackson Topeka Kan 

Browning ft Lavan 805 Cauldwell st N Y 

Bruce Lena Lovemakers B R 

Bruces The 120 W 27 N Y 

Bruno Max C 160 Baldwin Blmlra N Y 

Brydon * Harmon 229 Montgomery Jersey City 

Buch Bros Pantages Los Angeles 

Buchanan Dancing Four Com'clal Htl Chicago 

Buckley Joe Girls from Happ/land B R 

Buford, Bennet 4b Buford 7«J 8th At N Y 

Bullock Tom Trocaderos B R 

Bunce Jack 2210 8 18th Philadelphia 

Bunchu ft Alger 2319 W Maine Louisville 

Burgess Bobby ft West Sts 1412 Jefferson Bklyn 

Burgess Harvey J 627 Trenton At Pittsburg 

Burke Minnie Trocaderos B R 

Burke A Farlow 4037 Harrison Chicago 

Burns A Emerson 1 PI Boledleu Paris 

Burns Teddy Shore Inn St James L I 

Burrows Lillian 2050 W North At Chicago 

Burrows Travis Co 111 B 26 N Y 

Burt Wm P A Daughter 138 W 45 N Y 

Burton Jack Marathon Girls B R 

Busch Devere Four Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Bushell May Fads A Follies B R 

Butlers Musical 423 S 8 Phlla 

Butterworth Charley 850 Treat San Francisco 

Byers A Hermann 3649 Paxton Cincinnati 

Byrne Golson Players Matinee Girl Co 

Byron Gleta 107 Blue Hill Av Roxbury Mass 



Cahlll Wm Reeves Beauty Show B R 
Calne A Odom 72 Wilson Newark O 
Calest 74 Grove Rd Clapham Pk London 
Callahan Grace Bohemians B R 
Cameron A Gaylord 5940 Highland St Louis 
Campbell Harry Marathon Girls B R 
Campbell Phyllis Merry Whirl B R 
Campbell A Parker Rose Sydell B R 
Canfleld Al Follies of New York and Paris B R 
Cantor A Curtis Saratoga Htl Chicago 
Cantway Fred R 6425 woodlawn Av Chicago 
Capman Bert Follies of New York B R 
Capron Nell Follies of New York B R 
Cardon Chas Vanity Fair B R 
Cardownle Sisters 425 N Liberty Alliance O 
Carey A Stamps 824 42 Bklyn 

MABEL CAREW 

This Week (Sept 26), Colonial, Lawrence. 

Carl Black 217 W 68 N Y 

Carle Irving 4208 No 41 Chicago 

Carmelos Pictures Gaiety Girls B R 

Carmen Frank 465 W 168 N Y 

Carmen Beatrice 72 Cedar Brooklyn 

Cannontelle Hattle Marathon Girls B R 

Carol Sisters 104 W 16 N Y 

Carr Alex La Salle Chloago 

Carr Trio Park Canandalgua N Y 

Carroll Nettle Trio Barnum A Bailey C R 

Carrolton A Van 5428 Monte Vista Los Angeles 

Caron A Farnum 285 ■ 24 N Y 

Carson Bros 623-58 Bklyn 

Carters The Ave Mo 

Casads Three Darlington Wis 

Casmus A La Mar Box 247 Montgomery Ala 

Case Paul 81 S Clark Chicago 

Caul field A Driver Normandle Htl N Y 

Chabanty Marguerite Columbians B R 

Chadwlck Trio Maryland Baltimore 

Challenger A Brent 167 Dearborn Chicago 

Chameroys The 1351 43 Bklyn 

Champion Mamie Washington Society Girls BR 

Chantrell A Schuyler 219 Prospect Av Bklyn 

Chspln Benjamin 566 W 186 N Y 

Chapman Sisters 1629 MUlburn Indianapolis 

Chase Billy Bijou Winnipeg 

Chase Dave 90 Birch Lynn 

Chase Carma 2615 So Hal stead Chicago 

Chatham Sisters 308 Grant Pittsburg 

Chick A Chlcklets Brigadiers B R 

Chip A Marble York Htl N Y 

Christy A Willis 209 E 14th N Y 

Chubb Ray 107 Spruce Scran ton Pa 

Church City Four 1282 Decatur Brooklyn 

Church ft Springer 9664 Plttsfleld Mass 

Claiborne Kay C 224 Security Bldg Los Angeles 

INA CLAIRE 

In "JUMPING JUPITER." 

With Richard Carle, 

CORT THEATRE. CHICAGO. 



Clalrmont Josephine A Co 163 W 131 N Y 

Clarke Wilfred 130 W 44 N Y 

Clark Geo Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Clark Florette 10 Larnhurst Roxbury Mass 

Clark ft Duffy Metropolitan Minstrels Indef 

Clark Billy Muskegon Mich Indef 

Clark ft Ferguson 121 Phelps Englewood 

Claton Carlos 235ft 5 Av Nashville Tenn 

Claus ft Radcllffe 1649 Dayton Av St Paul 

Clayton Drew Players American Chicago 

Clear Chan 100 Mornlngslde Av N Y 

demons Cam'n 462 Columbia Dorchester Mass 

Clermento ft Miner ,19 W DO N Y 

Cleveland Claude & Marlon r»! >7 9 av Astoria L I 

Clever Trio 2129 Arch Phlla 

Cliff ft Cliff 4106 Arteslsn Chicago 

Cllto ft Sylvester 928 Winter Phlla 

Clure Raymond 657 Dennlson Av Columbus O 

Clyo ft Rochelle 1479 Hancock Qulncy Mass 

Codena Mile Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Cody ft Lynn 230 Powell Brooklyn 

Cogswells Cycling Gem Merlin N II 

Cohan Will H Miss N Y Jr B R 

Cohen Tlllle 306 W 121 N Y 

Cohen Taldor ft Co 155 S 2 Bklyn 

Cohen Nathan Hastings Show B R 

Cole Chas C Rolllckers B R 

Cole ft Johnson 5th av N Y 

Collins Eddie 5 Reed Jersey City N J 

Collins Fred Dreamlanders B R 

Coltllde A Montrose Walker Winnipeg 

Col ton Tommy Fads ft Follies B R 

Comrades Four 824 Trinity Av N Y 

Comstock Ray 7321 Cedar Av Cleveland 

Conn Hugh L Fads ft Follies B R 

Connelly Pete ft Myrtle 720 N Clark Chicago 

Connelly Mr A Mrs Erwln Orpheum Los Angles 

Connelly ft Webb Temple Hamilton Can 



Coogan Alan Lovemakera B R 

Cook Geraldlne 675 Jackson Av N Y 

Cooke Trio Ansonia Conn 

Cooke ft Myers 1514 E Vancouver 

Cooke Rothert ft Summers Central Dresdon 

Cooper John W 119 Wyckoff Bklyn 

Corbett Ada Miss N Y Jr B R 

Corbett ft Forrester 71 Emmet Newark N J 

Cordua ft Maud 104 E 14 N Y 

Corlnne Suzanne Fads ft Follies B R 

Cornish Wm A 1108 Bway Seattle 

Cotter ft Boulden 1835 Vineyard Phlla 

Cottrell ft Hamilton Palace Htl Chicago 

Coyle ft Murrell 3327 Vernon Av Chicago 

Coyne Tom Hastings Show B R 

Crane Ceclle Chlcopee Mass 

Crane Mr and Mrs Gardner Chases Washington 

Crawford Catherine Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Crawford Glenn S 1439 Baxter Toledo 

Creo ft Co 1404 Borle Av Phlla 

Cressy A Dayne Orpheum Omaha 

Crollus Dick 224 W 46 N Y 

Crosby Ama 162 E 8 Peru Ind 

Cross ft Josephine Polls Springfield 

Cross ft Maye 1312 Huron Toledo 

Culhanes Comedians N Vernon Ind 

Culllson ft Villa 215 W 42 N Y 

Cullen Thos Runaway Girls B R 

Cullen Bros 2916 Ellsworth Phlla 

Cumlnger ft Colonna 22 Cranworth London 

Cumlngs ft Thornton Majestic Jacksonville 

Cummlngs Josle Rose Sydell B R 

Cunningham B ft D 112 Wash'n Champaign 111 

Cunningham ft Marion Crystal Johnston Pa 

Curtis Blanche Marathon Girls B R 

Curtis Sam J Majestic La Crosse Wis 

Curzon Sisters Fair Birmingham 

Cuttys Musical Orpheum Minneapolis 

Cycling Brunettes Bijou Phlla 



Dagwell Sisters Chases Washington 

Dale A Boyle Orpheum Minneapolis 

Dale ft Harris 1610 Madison Av N Y 

Daley Wm J 108 N 10 Phlla 

Dalton Fenn Prospect Cleveland 

Daly ft O'Brien National 8ydney Indef 

Dalys Country Choir Unique Minneapolis 

Darmody Cosmos Washington 

Davenport Edna Big Banner 8how B R 

Davenports Three Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Davis Edwards Orpheum Des Moines 

Davis Hasel M 3538 La Salle Chicago 

Davis ft Cooper 1920 Dayton Chicago 

Davis Imperial Trio Richmond Htl Chicago 

Davis Hsrry Columbia Hts Minn 

Davis ft Swisher Lyric South Bend Ind 

Davldaon Dott 1305 Michigan Av Niagara Falls 

Dawson ft Gillette 344 E 58 N Y 

De Clalnvllle Sid 1313 Douglas Omaha 

De Frankle Sylvia Saratoga Htl Chicago 

De Grace ft Gordon 922 Liberty Brooklyn 

De Grote Ed ft Leah Victor New Orleans Indef 

De Lion Clement Grand Indianapolis 

De Lo Johp B 718 Jackson Milwaukee 

De Mar Lolo 746 Prospect PI Bklyn 

De Mar Rose 807 W 37 PI Chicago 

De Mario Apollo Berlin 

De Milt Gertrude 818 Sterling PI Bklyn 

De Mont Robt Trio Fair Mitchell S D 

De Oesch Mile M 336 So 10th Saginaw 

De Renzo ft La Due Chases Washington 

De Vassy Thos Bl* Banner Show B R 

De Velde Ermond J ft Co 40 Bway Norwich Ct 

De Vere Geo M Traveling Salesman 

De Vere Tony Watsons Burlesquers B R 

De Verne ft Van 4572 Yates Denver 

DeWItt Burns A Torrace Scala Copenhagen 

De Wolfe Lanier ft Linton Olympic N Y 

De Young Tom 156 E 113 N Y 

De Young Mabel 122 W 115 N Y 

Dean Lew 452 2 Niagara Falls 

Dead Orr Sisters A Galllgher Grand Fargo 

Dean ft Sibley 463 Columbus Av Boston 

Deas Reed ft Deas 253 W 80 N Y 

Deery Frank 204 West End Av N Y 

Delsney Patsy Miss N Y Jr B R 

Delavoye Will Howes London Show C R 

Delmore Adelaide Girls from Happyland B R 

Del ton Bros 261 W 38 N Y 

nemacos The 12 N 9 Phlla 

Demlng ft Alton Americans B R 

Demonlo A Bell Englewood N J 

Denman Louise 189 Rawson Atlanta 

Denton G Francis 451 W 44 N Y 

Densmore Beth Gerard Htl N Y 

BETH DENSMORE 

This Week (Sept. 26). Princess, St. Louis. 

Desmond Vera Lovemakers B R 
Desmond ft Co 24 E 21 N Y 

DEVLIN m ELLWOOD 

"THE GIRL FROM YONKERS." 
Week (Sept. 26). Young's Pier, Atlantic City . 

Desperado Barnum ft Bailey C R 
Destiny 446 16 Detroit Mich 
Dlas Mona Bohemians B R 

Anita Diaz's Monkeys 

Direction AL SUTHERLAND. 
Weeks Oct. 3 and 10, Chicago. 

Dlehl A S Melchers El Campo Tex Indef 

Dlllae Max Forepaugb-Sells C R 

Dlvolas The 142 E 5 Mansfield O 

Dixie Trio Famous 127 W 35 N Y 

Dlxnns Four 756 S Av N Y 

Dodd Family ft Jessie 201 Division Av Bklyn 

Doherty * Harlowe 428 Union Bklyn 

Dolan A Lenharr 2460 7 Av N Y 

Donaghy G Francis 319 55 Brooklyn 

Donald ft Carson 216 W 103 N Y 

Donegan Sisters Bon Tons B R 

Donlta A Co Clarendon Htl Chicago 

Donner Doris 343 Lincoln Johnstown Pa 

Dorothy Gavin 756 8 Av N Y 

Dorsch ft Russell Los Angeles 

Doss Billy 102 High Columbia Tenn 

Douglass Chas Washington Society Girls B R 

Downey Leslie T Elite Sheboygan Wis Indef 

Doyle Phil Merry Whirl B R 

Drew Dorothy 377 8 Av N Y 



Drew Frankle American Omaha 

Drisko ft Earl Van Buren Htl Chicago 

Dube Leo 258 Stowe Av Troy 

Du Bols Great ft Co 80 No Wash Av Bridgeport 

Du Mars ft Gualtlerl 397 W Water Elmlra N Y 

Duffy Tommy Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Dunbar Mazfe Bijou Tulsa Okla Indef 

Duncan A O 042 E Bklyn 

Dunedin Troupe Bon Tons B R 

Dunham Jack Bohemians B R 

Dunlevy Joe Serenaders B R 

Dunsworth ft Valder 234 W 43 N Y 

Dunn Bill Suaves Numero 6 Havana 

Dunn Arthur F 217 B Lacock Pittsburg 

FRED DUPREZ 

Week (Oct. 3), Orpheum, Utah. 
Dupllle Ernest A 98 Charing Croat London 

JEANETTE DUPRE 

"Nearly a Native Daughter." 
Levy's Cafe, Los Angeles, until Oct. 10th. 

Dwyer Lottie Trio Grand Hamilton O 



Eddy ft Tallman 640 Lincoln Blvd Chicago 

Edlnger Sisters Trenton 

Edman ft Gaylor 1008 So I Richmond Ind 

Edna Ruth 419 W Green Olean N Y 

Edwards Gertrude Mlsa N Y Jr B R 

Edwards Fred R Bucklln Htl Elkhart Ind 

Edwards Jessie Pantages Los Angeles 

Edwards Shorty Victoria Wheeling W Va 

Egan Geo Marathon Girls B R 

Elaine Mabel Colonial St Louts 

El Barto 2531 Hollywood Phlla 

Elber Lew Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Elliott Jack Runaway Olrls B R 

Ellsworth Mr ft Mrs 23 Manhattan Av N Y 

Ellsworth ft Linden Orpheum Eau Claire Wis 

Elmore ft Raymond Pantages Sacramento 

Elwood Perry ft Downing 924 Harlem Av Balto 

Emelie Troupe Bijou Battle Creek 

Emerald Connie 41 Holland Rd Brixton London 

Emerson ft La Clear 23 Beach Av Grand Rapids 

Emerson Ida Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Emmett ft Lower 419 Pine Darby Pa 

Englebreth G W 2313 Highland Av Clnclnantl 

Enlgmarelle Airdome Chattanooga 

Ensor Wm Hastings Show B R 

Erxleben B A Shootover Inn Hamilton City Cal 

Erslnger Mabel le E 216 8 Central Av Chicago 

Esmann H T 1284 Putnam Av Bklyn 

LA ESTRELLITA 

Now In 8th month. Featured Attraction. 

Portola Cafe, San Francisco. 

Evans Bessie 8701 Cottage Orove Av Chicago 
Evans ft Lloyd 923 E 12 Bklyn 
Evellen D Ellis Nowlln Circus 
Evelyn Sisters 252 Green Av Bklyn 
Everett Gertrude Fads ft Follies B R 
Everett Sophie Box 68 Jamaica N Y 
Evers Geo 210 Losoya San Antonio 
Ewlng Chas A Nina 455 Telfair Augusta 



Falrchlld Sisters 220 Dlxwell Av New Haven 
Falrchlld Mr ft Mrs 1321 Vernon Harrlsburg 
Fairfax Grace Colonial Warsaw Indef 
Falrburn Jaa Miss N Y Jr B R 
Falls Billy A 588 Lyell Av Rochester 
Fan Us Trio 8 Union 8q N Y 

FARRELL -TAYLOR TRIO 

Funniest Black Face Act In Vaudeville. 
Next Week (Oct. 3), Trent. Trenton. 

Farnum ft Delmar 224 W 46 N Y 

Fawn Loretta Rose Sydell B R 

Fay Trio Coley A Fay Chases Washington 

Fay Sisters Wichita Kan 

Felix A Barry Sheas Toronto 

Felsmsn A Arthur 2144 W 20 Chicago 

Fenner A Fox 639 Central Camden N J 

Fentelle A Vallorle Orpheum Memphis 

DAVE FERGUSON 

Next Week (Oct. 3), Poll's, Bridgeport. 

Ferguson Frank 489 E 43 Chicago 

Ferguson Jos 127 W 67 N Y 

Ferguson Marguerite Hastings Show B R 

Fern Ray 1300 W Ontario Phlla 

Fern A Mack Richmond Htl Chicago 

Fernandez May Duo 207 E 87th N Y 

Ferrard Grace 2716 Warwaw Av Chicago 

Ferry Wm Keiths Providence 

Fiddler A Shelton Shubert I'tlc.i 

Fir Id Bros Keiths Providence 

Fielding A Vann 133 W 4.") N T 

Fields A Coco 104 E 14 N Y 

Fields & La Adella Orpheum Canton 

Fields & Hanson Hudson Inlon Hill N .1 

Fields School Kids Majestic Houston 

Finn A Ford 2«0 Revere Wlnthrop Mass 

Finney Frank Trocaderos II R 

Fisher Marie Gaiety Girls D R 

Fisher Susie Rose Sydell B R 

Flske Gertrude Brigadiers B R 

Fitzgerald A Qulnn Bowery Burlesquers 

Fltzgeralds 8 Juggling Girls Rlngllng C R 

Fltzslmmonn A Cameron 5609 S Green Chicago 

Flatlco Alfred Jay Powell A Cohan Co Indef 

Fletcher 33 Rondell pi San Francisco 

Fletcher Ted 470 Warren Bklyn 

Floredo Nellie Columbians B R 

Follette A Wicks 1824 Gates Av Bklyn 

Foots Dick ft Pearl Altoona Pa 

Forbes & Bowman Orpheum Sioux City 

Force Johnny 800 Edmonson Bsltimore 

Ford Oeo Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Ford ft Co 300 Fenton Flint Mich 



Ford ft Miller 26 Brayton Buffalo ' 

Ford ft Louise 128 S Broad Mankato Minn 

Form by Geo Walthew House Wlgan Eng 

Foster Eleanor Del Prado Htl Chicago 

Foster Geo A Rlngllng Bros C R 

Foster Harry ft Sallle 1836 S 12 Phlla 

Foster Billy 2316 Centre Pittsburg 

Fosto Rlngllng Bros C R 

Fowler Bertie Htl Lincoln N Y 

Fox ft Summers 517 10 Saginaw Mich 

Fox Florence 172 Fllmore Rochester 

Fox Will World of Pleasure B R 

Foy Margaret Academy Suffolk Va Indef 

Foyer Eddie 0020 Plenepont C*.«veluun 

Francis Wlnnlfred Vanity Fair B R 

Francis Willard 87 W 138 N Y 

Franclscos 343 N Clark Chicago 

Frank Sophia A Myrtle Miss N Y Jr B R 

Frederick A Klrkwood Guilford N Y 

Fredericks Musical Houghs Neck Mass 

Freeman Bros Girls from Hsppyland B R 

Frellgh Llszle Btsrery Burlesquers B R 

French Henri GeUard Htl N Y 

French A Williams 821 W Blaine Seattle 

Fricke Wlllman Lovemakers B R 

Frlganzl Trixle La 8alle Chicago 

Frobel ft Ruge 814 W 23 N Y 

Furman Radio 2026 Lexington Av N Y 



Gaffney Sisters 1407 Madison Chicago 

Gaffney Al 393 Vernon Brooklyn N Y 

Gage Chas 179 White Springfield Mass 

Gale Ernie 169 Eastern Av Toronto 

Gallager Ed Big Banner Show B R 

Garden Geo Girls from Happyland B R 

Gardiner Family Polls Bridgeport 

Gardner Andy Bohemians B R 

Gardner Oeorgle ft Co 4646 Kenmore Av Chicago 

Gardner Oscar 776 8 At N Y 

Gardiner ft Vincent Hudson Union Hill N J 

Gardlners Three 1958 No 8 Phlla 

Garrett Bros Moulton la 

Gariity Harry Grand Vancouver B C Indef 

Gath Karl ft Emma 008 Cass Chicago 

Gavin ft Piatt Boi 140 Clifton N J 

Gaylor Chas 768 17 Detroit 

Oenaro ft Theol Majestic Corslcana Tox Indef 

Gennaro's Band 205 W 88 N Y 

George Al D 8am T Jacks B R 

George Chas N Potomac Hagerstown Md 

Georgia Campers Miners 8 av N Y 

Germane Anna T 25 Arnold Revere Mass 

Gettlngs J F Marathon Girls B R 

Geyer ft Geyer Palace Htl Chicago 

Gilbert Ella R Runaway Girls B R 

Gilbert Gladys 104 W 40 N Y 

Ollden Sisters Three 756 8 Av N Y 

Gill Edna Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Gilmore Mildred Gaiety Girls B R 

GUasandro Phil ft Millie 2001 Madison Av N Y 

Glrard Marie 41 Howard Boston 

Gleaaon Violet 489 Lexington Waltham Mass 

Glose Augusta Orpheum Seattle 

Glover Edna May 862 N Emporia Av Wichita 

Ooforth ft Doyle 251 Halsey Bklyn 

Golden Claude Pantages Los Angeles 

Golden Nat Hastings Show B R 

Goldle Annette Big Banner Show B R 

Goldsmith A Hoppe Polls Bridgeport 

Goodman H 700 B 165 N Y 

Goodrich Mitchell Hastings Show B R 

Goolmans Musical Princess Wichita Kan 

Gordon Dan 1777 Atlantic Av Bklyn 

Gordon ft Barber 26 So Locuat Hagerstown Md 

Gordon ft Keyes 227 W 40 N Y 

Gordon A Henry Liberty Savannah 

Gordon ft Marx Keiths Phlla 

Gossans Bobby 400 Bo 6th Columbus O 

Gottlob Amy 600 N Clark Chicago 

Gould C W Marathon Olrls B R 

Gould ft Rice 326 Smith Providence R I 

Ooyt Trio 856 Willow Akron O 

Graham Frank Marathon Girls B R 

Grannon Ila Melrose Park Pa 

Grant Burt ft Bertha 2956 Dearborn Chicago 

Granville ft Mack Cherry Blossoms'' B R 

Granville A Rogers Orpheum Denver 

Grsvee Joy Dreamlanders B R 

Gray ft Gray 1022 Birch Joplln Mo 

Gray ft Graham Sydney Australia Indef 

Green Edna Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Green Ethel Temple Detroit 

Greene Wlnnlfred Runaway Girls B R 

Gregory Family Casino Montreal 

Gremmer ft Melton 1437 S 6 Louisville 

Griffith John P Trocaderos B R 

Griffith Marvelous Elkhart Ind 

Griffs ft Hoot 1328 Cambria Phlla 

Grimes Tom & (Jortle Wllllamstown N D 

Grimm A Satdiell M II Lewlston Me 

Groom Sisters 503 N Hermitage Trenton N J 

Grossman Al 532 North Rochester 

Grover A Richards Orpheum Memphis 

Grovlnl Geanette Washington Society Girls B It 

Gruber A Kew 408 4 Av E Flint Mich 

Gullfoyle A Charlton 303 Harrison Detroit 

Ouyer Victoria Miss N Y Jr B R 

Guyer A Valle 86 Cumberland W Green London 



Halperln Nan Majestic El Paso Indef 
HalKffd Wlllird 1141 Prytanla New Orleans 
Hill Geo F Trent Trenton N J 
Mali * Briscoe 56 Orchard Norwich Conn 
Hall K Clayton Mooslc Pa 

Hall I'richard A Mountain Majestic Ljtt|i» Roek 
Hallmnn A Murphy 013 McKean Pbila 
Halls Dog* 111 Wslnut Revere Mass 
Hnlson Boys 21 E OH N Y 
Hslvers P Rarry Bay Bath Beach L I 
Hamllns The 51 Scovel PI Detroit 
Hamilton Maude Watsons Burl<-Hf|uers B It 
Hamilton Estelle B 2036 N 31st Philadelphia 
Hamilton Jack 8 Plateau Montreal 
Hammond Gracla Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 
Hampton A Bassett 837 Poplar Cincinnati 
Haney Edith Majestic Montgomery 
Haney «r Long Family Indianapolis 
Hannon Billy 1530 No Hamlin Av Chicago 
Hansnne Broadway Everett Mass 
Hanvey A Baylies 552 Lenox Av N Y 
Hsrcourt Frank Cracker Jacks B R 
Harley A Harley Vendome Buffalo 
Harmonlus Four Alamo New Orleans Indef 
Harnlsh Mamie 70 Park Brnlntree Mass 
Harper A Jameson Muskogee Okla 
Harrington Bobby Serenaders B K 
Harris & Randall Hip Charleston W Va 
Harrison West Trio 000 31 Norfolk Va 
Hart Stanley Wards 3445 Pine St Louis 
Hsrt Maurice 156 Lenox Av N Y 



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VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



FRANK 



SISTERS 



MILTON 



DE LONG 



cc 



BO MIIM 

By J. A. MURPHY (Adam Sowerguy) 



New York Opening Oct. 16th 



JUNCTION" 

Arranged by PAT CA8EY 



Mr. Pantages wired us at St. Joe offering us the circuit again to open at once In Detroit 





CATES 

World's Greatest and 
Best Musical Act 



Probably no other musical act In the world Is 
rated quite so high In vaudeville as that of the 
Four Cates. Nothing but the highest quality of 
music Is given. For the saxophone quartet, selec- 
tions from "Carmen" were rendered, introducing a 
baas solo on a saxle that is at least eight feet tall. 
On the xylophones the Cates gave the overture to 
Offenbach's "Orpheus" In a manner that was a dis- 
tinct surprise. For the evening show, "Morning, 
Noon and Night" was the offering.— "Times-Herald," 
Waco, Texas. 




AND 
"THE PHYSICAL CULTURE GIRLS" 

•-0 Circuit Coming Bast 




T 



• It 



MER HE WINS 



Present the Comedy Playlet, "IT HAPPENED IN LONELYVILLE." 

The Muscatine (la.) "Journal," Sept 13, said: "The comedy playlet, "It Happened In Lone- 
lyvllle." In which Toomer and Hewlns appear, proved a decided hit, the many ludicrous situa- 
tions bringing much laughter. Both artists display real ability and their work throughout was 
high class." 

Address: WHITE RATS, N. Y., or Chicago. Agent, A. E MEYERS (W. U. M. A. TIME). 



DEAS, REED and DEAS 

Some Singing Some Comedy Some Clothes 

The real "Some" act will be In New York soon. 



LAURA 



BILLY 



HOUSTON KIRBY 



Majestic. Rock Island. Week Oct 6: Bijou. Iowa City. Oct. 10. 



A. E. MEYERS. Agent. 



Jackson and Margaret 

Novelty Singing Act "IN OLD KENTUCKY' 9 

Presenting America's Greatest Colored Lady Contralto Singer. Care VARIETY, Chicago. 

DeRENZO »<~LaDUT 

BOOKED SOLID— UNITED TIMB. 
This Week (Sept 26), Auditorium, Lynn. Next Week (Oct. 3), Chases, Washington. 

The Ben Hartleys 

Mr. Harney, "THE ORIGINATOR OF RAO TIME," having written all NEW SONGS and 

MUSIC for the Act SOLICITS engagements starting Nov. 12. 

Management J. WELLINGTON ELSWORTH, care Continental Hotel, San Francisco. 

Have 96.000 To Invest In a Good Proposition. 



C olossal S uccess i RADIE FURMAN 

This Week (Sept. 26), Columbia, Cincinnati Next Week (Oct. 3), Mary AnderSO n, Louisville First AiMricM Essaitiseat is 3 years. Es Rsate, Orpbeom Circuit 

THE GREAT HOWARD 

Will shortly produce a novelty in the ventrlloqulal line. Playing the piano and manipulating 
the dummies which will sing at the same time. This season Orpheum Road Show. 



^ 



SCOTLAND'S PREMIER 
VENTRILOQUIST 

Management, JOE MEYERS 



MOFFETT a nd CLARE 
LAYPO- 



PRESENTING A POLITE SINGING 
AND DANCING OFFERING 



A SUCCESS IN THE WILLIAMS HOUSES. 



"Roses, Roses, Roses Bring Memories of You, Dear." 



BENJAMIN 



WHO'S LOONEY 
NOW? 



Comedy acrobats introducing the Hebrew Character. Hammersteln's last week. Held for Ransom by Hennessy * Bostock. 

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Hart Bros Hegenbeck-Wallace R 

Hartwell Bffle Big Banner Show B R 

Harvey Harry Hastings Show B R 

Harvey Blsls 140 B 14 N T ._ 

Harveys The 807 Western Moundevllle W Va 

Hartman Oretchen 666 W 144 N T 

Hassan Ben All Luna Villa Htl Coney Island 

Hastings Harry Hastings 8how B R 

Hasty Charlie Majestic Little Rock 

Haswell J H Majestic Bllwood City Pa Indef 

Hatfield Fannie A Co Lyric Dorer N H 

Hatches The 47 B 182 N Y 

Hathaway A Siege! 416 Missouri Ft Worth 

Hawley B Frederic Hathaways New Bedford 

E. F. HAWLEY and CO. 

THE BANDIT. 

Next Week (Oct. 3). New Bedford. 

EDW. 8. KELLER, Rep. 

Hswley * Bscben 1347 N 11 Phlla 

Hayes Margaret Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Hayes Gertrude Follies of the Day B R 

Hayes A Patton Carson City Nev Indef 

Haynes Beatrloe Americans B R 

Haynes A Wynne 418 8trand W C London 

Hayman A Franklin Hip Ipswich Bng 

Hayard A Hayard Orpheum Des Moines 

Haselton Jag Washington Society Girls B R 

Healy Tim Gaiety Girls B R 

Hearn Sam Follies of the Day B R 

Heath Frankle Big Review B R 

Helm Children Bijou Winnipeg 

Held ft Lb Rue 1328 Vine Phlla 

Henderson ft Thomas 227 W 40 N T 

Henells ft Howard 646 N Clark Chicago 

Hennlngs Majestic Star Chicago 

Henry Dick 207 Palmetto Bklyn 

Henry Girls 2326 So 17 Phlla 

Henry Jack 41 Lisle Leicester Sq London 

Henry A Young Psrk Wilmington Del Indef 

Henrys The Lyceum Pittsburg 

Hensbsw ft Vincent 266 B 32 N Y 

Herbert Bron Three 225 B 24th N Y 

Herbert 06 Moreland Boston 

Herberts The 47 Washington Lynn Mass 

Herberts Flying Sells Floto C R 

Herleln Lilian Apollo Vienna 

Herman ft Rice 420 W 80 N Y 

Hers Geo 832 Stone At Scranton 

Hesnle Pantages Seattle 

Heumsn Troupe Hagenbeck-Wallsce C R 

Heverley Great 201 Desmond Sayre Pa 

Hickman Bros Co Gayety 8prlngfleld 111 

Hill Arthur Hastings Show B R 

Hill Edmunds Trio 262 Nelson New Brunswick 

Hill Mstt Palisades N J Indef 

Hlllard May 8am T Jacks B R 

GEORGE HILLMAN 

The German Chauffeur. 
Material by J. Brandon Walsh. 

Hills Harry Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Hlllyers Three 102 Bsy 26 Bensonhurst L I 

Hlllmsn ft Roberts 300 8o 13 8sglnaw Mich 

Hlnes A Remington Box 207 Harrison N Y 

Hoey ft Mosart Plymouth Htl N Y 

Holden J Maurice Dainty Duchess B R 

Holmen Bros Fair Mt Gllead O 

Holme* Ben Box 801 Richmond Va 

Holt Alf Sydney Australia 

Honan ft Helm Maryland Cumberland Md 

Hood Sam 721 Florence Mobile Ala 

Hopp Fred 326 Littleton At Newark N J 

Hoppe Vere Rldgefleld Park N J 

Hotaling Edward 657 S Dlrlslon Grand Rapids 

Howard Chas Follies of New York B R 

Howard Bros 229 W 38 N Y 

Howard Emily 644 N Clark Chicago 

Howard Mote Vanity Fair B R 

Howard Geo F Big Review B R 

Howard Comedy Four 083 3 At Bklyn 

Howard Harry A Mae 222 8 Peoria Chicago 

Howard A Co Bernlce 3000 Calumet At Chicago 

Howard A Harris VaudeTllle Club London 

Howard A Howard Orpheum San Francisco 

Howe Sam Lovemakers B R 

Howe Llzette Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Hoyt A McDonald National Htl Chicago 

Hoyt Ruth Bonhags North Beach L I Indef 

Huegel A Qulnn 686 Rush Chicago 

Hulbert A De Long 4416 Madison Chicago 

Hunt Robt Washington Society Girls B R 

Hunter Ethel 4020 Troost Kansas City 

Hunter & Ross Majestic Portsmouth O 

Huntress National Htl Chicago 

Hurley F J 152 Magnolia av Elisabeth N J 

Hussey A Lorraine 138 W 46 N Y 

Hutchinson Al E 210 E 14th N Y 

Huxley Dorcas B Vanity Fair B R 

Hyatt A Le Nore 1612 w LanTale Baltimore 

Hyde Rob A Bertha Camp Rest Clifton Me 

Hyde A Talbot Torrlngton Conn 

Hylands Three 23 Cherry Dan bury Conn 

Hynde Bessie 518 Psarl Buffalo 



Imhofr Roger Fads A Follies B R 
Ingrams Two 1804 8tory Boone la 
Inness A Ryan Gaiety Galesburg 
Ioleen Sisters Vsn Buren Htl Chicago 

USICAL IRVING 

"MIRTH AND MUSIC" 

Direction FRANK BOHM. 
1647 Broadway. N. Y. City. 

Irish May Watson Burlesquers B R 

Irwin Flo 227 W 46 N Y 

Irving Pearl Indian Lane Canton Mass 



Jackson H'ry ft Kate 206 Buena Vista Yonkers 
Jackson Arthur P Colonial Plttsfleld Mass Indef 
Jackson Alfred 80 B Topper Buffalo 
Jackson Robt M Runaway Girls B R 
Jackson ft Long No Vernon Ind 
Jansen Ben ft Cbas Bowery Burlesquers B R 
Jeffries Tom 150 Henry Bklyn 
Jennlers The 1308 I Washington 
Jennings & Renfrew Temple Detroit 



Jerge Louis 201 Bsser At Buffalo 

Jerome Edwin Merry Whirl B R 

Jess ft Dell 1202 N 8 St Louis 

Jess Johnny Cracker Jacks B R 

Jewel 263 Littleton At Newark N J 

Jewel ft Barlowe 3662 Arlington At St Louis 

Jeoman Blllle Dads Hotel Phlla 

Johnson Honey 30 Tremont Cambridge Mass 

Johnson ft Mercer 612 Joplln Mo 

Johnson Bros ft Johnson 6245 Callowhlll Phlla 

Johnston Elsie Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Johnston ft Buckley Golden Crook B R 

Johnstons Musical 377 8 At N Y 

Johnstone Chester B 333 3 At N Y 

Jones Alexander Grsnd Portsmouth O 

Jones ft Glllam 10 Melrose Boston 

Jones ft Rogers 1351 Park At N Y 

Jones Maude 471 Lenox At N Y 

Jones Johnnie 602 6 At N Y 

Jones ft Whitehead 83 Boyden Newark N J 

Joyce Jack Chatelot Paris 

Julian ft Dyer 67 High Detroit 

Jundta Les Sells Floto C R 

Juno ft Wells 511 B 78 N Y 



Karl Keiths Columbus 

Kane Leonard Majestic Jacksonville 

Kartello Bros Peterson N J 

Kaufman Reba ft Ines Follies BeYgere ParlB 

Kearney ft Godfrey 675 Jackson At N Y 

Keatons Three Muskegon Mich 

Keeley Bros Apollo Nurenburg Ger 

Keeley ft Parks 152 W 100 N Y 

Keene ft Co Mattle Gerard Htl N Y 

Keene ft Adams 418 Strand W C London 



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THEM'S THBM. 



ANNIB M. 



KELLY and KENT 



Kelfe Zena Temple Hamilton Can 

Kelley ft Catlln Sheas Toronto 

Kelly Joe K ft Co Arcade Toledo 

Kelly A Wentworth BIJou Battle Creek 

Kelley A Catlln 3533 Calumet Chicago 

Kelly, Lew Serenaders B R 

Kelsey Joe C 211 E 14 N Y 

Kelsey 8isters 4832 Christiana At Chicago 

Kelso A Lelghton 1540 5th At Troy 

Keltners 133 Colonial Place Dallas 

Kendall Ruth Miss N Y Jr B R 

Kendall Chas A Maldle 123 Alfred Detroit 

Kennedy Joe 1131 N 3 At Knoxville 

Kennedy A Lee Merlden Conn 

Kenney A Hollls Orpheum Boston 

Kent A Wilson 6036 Monroe Av Chicago 

Kenton Dorothy 10 Rue Taltbout Paris 

Kenyot Family Barnum A Bailey C R 

Kessner Rose 438 W 164 N Y 

Keyes Emma 227 W 40 N Y 

Kldders Bert A Dorothy 1274 Clay San Fran 

Klda 333 St Lawrence Montreal 

Klne Josle Bowery Burlesquers B R 

King Margaret H Serenaders B R 

King A Thompson Sisters Commercial Htl Chic 

King Bros 211 4th sv Schenectady 

King Violet Winter Gard'n Blackpool Eng Indef 

Klnnebrew A Klara O H Plymouth 111 Indef 

Klnsners The 718 N Stste Chicago 

Klralfo Bros 1710 3 Av Evansvllle Ind 

Klrschbaum Harry 1023 Main Kansas City 

Klein A Clifton 607 W 124 N Y 

Knight Bros A S 4450 Sheridan Chicago 

Kohers Three 66-13 Wheeling W Va 

Koehler Grayce 5050 Calumet Chicago 

Kolar Hazel Maywood 111 

Koler Harry Queen of Jardin de Paris B R 

Kolb A Miller Dayton Ky 

Koners Bros 117 W Greenup Ashland Ky 

Koppes The 117 W 28 N Y 

Kovarlck 427 12 At N Seattle 

Kramer A Elliott Bijou Great Falls Mont 

Kramer Bruno Trio 104 E 14 N Y 

Kranzman Taylor A White Orpheum Memphis 

Kratons The 418 Strand London 

Kresko A Fox Port Jefferson N Y 

Kurtls Busse M H Omaha 

Kurtls Roosters Idea Fon du Lac Wis 

Kuryllo Edw J Poste Restante Warsaw Ruaala 



Lacouver Lena Vanity Fair B R 

Lafayette* Two 18T> Graham Oshkosh 

Lake Jas J Bon Tons B R 

Lakola A Lorain Palace Htl Chicago 

Lalor Ed Watsons Burlesquers n R 

Lambrottes The Mt Vernon O 

Lampe Bros VUls Rosa Absecon N Y 

Lancaster Mr A Mrs Tom New Castle Del 

Lancaster A Miller 646 Jones Oakland 

Lane Goodwin A Lane 3713 Locust Phlla 

Lane A Ardell 332 Genesee Rochester 

Lane Eddie 305 E 73 N Y 

Lane A O'Donnell Orpheum Oakland 

Lang Agnes cere Geary Almora Moscow Sydney 

Lang Karl 273 Blckford Av Memphis 

Lang A May Empress Cincinnati 

Langdon Lucille 565 W 144 N Y 

Langdons Bijou Bay City Mich 

Lanlgan Joe 102 S 51 Phlla 

Lansear Ward B 232 Schaeffer Bklyn 

La Auto Girl 128 Alfred Detroit 

La Blanche Mr A Mr* Tark 3.11* K Baltimore 

La Centra A LeRue 2461 2 Av N Y 

La Clair A West Box 155 Sea Isle City N J 

La Delles Four 123 2d Decatur Ind 

La Fleur Joe Forepaugh Sells C R 

La Failles Four Barnum A Bailey C R 

La Fere Eleanore Miss N Y Jr B R 

LS Gusts 224 B 42 N Y 

La Mar Dorothy World of Pleasure B R 

La Marr Harry William Tell Htl Boston 

La Moines Musical 832 5 Baraboo Wis 

La Nolle Ed A Helen 1707 N 15 Phlla 

La Mera Paul 27 Monroe Albany 

La Ponte Marguerite 123 W Com San Antonio 

La Raub A Scottle Frenchs Sensation 

La Rose Bros 107 E 31 N Y 

La Rue A Holmes 21 Lillle Newark 

La Tour Irene 24 Atlantic Newark N J 

La Tosca Phil 135 W 32 Los Angeles 

La Toy Bros Columbia St Louis 

La Vera Dorothy Grant Htl Chicago 

Larkln Nicholas Runaway Girls B R 

La rose 226 Bleecker Bklyn 

Larrlvee 32 Bhuter Montreal 

Latlna Mile 4001 Brooklyn Av Kansas City 



Laurie A Allen Pastime Plymouth Mass 

Lavender Will Big Review B R 

Lavine A Inman 3201 E 81 Cleveland 

Lavardes Lillian 1200 Union Hackenssck N J 

Lawrence BUI Bohemian Burlesquers B R 

Lawrence A Edwards 1140 West'm'r Providence 

Lawrence A Wright 55 Copeland Roxbury Mass 

Lawson Chinese 6117 Madison Chlcsgo 

Layton Marie 232 E Indiana St Charles 111 

Le Clair Harry 245 W 134 N Y 

Le Dent Frank Trent Trenton N J 

Le Grange A Gordon 2823 Washington St Louis 

Le Hlrt 760 Clifford Av Rochester 

Le Pages Great Coliseum London Indef 

Le Pearl A Bogert 401 Solome Springfield 111 

Le Roy Great Family Barberton O 

Le Roy Lillian Marathon Girls B R 

Le Roy Vivian Golden Crook B R 

LeRoy Vic 832 Everett Kansas City Kan 

Le Roy Chas 1806 N Gay Baltimore 

Le Roy A Adams 1812 Loesel Av Erie Pa 

Le Roy A Cahlll Bon Tons B R 

Le Van Harry Big Review B R 

Leahy Bros Harrison Pawtucket R I 

Lee Minnie Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Lcestelle Eleanore Merry Whirl B R 

Lefflngwell Nat ft Co 285 W 150 N Y 

Lelck ft Keith Hip Bury Eng 

Leo Jolly 217 Pitney Av Atlantic City 

Lenss The 1818 School Chicago 

Leon A Adeline Bork Htl Chicago 

Leonard A Drake 1000 Park PI Bklyn 

Leonl Ruby Cracker Jacks B R 

Lerner Dave Americans B R 

Les Jundts 523 B Richard Dayton O 

BERT LESLIE 

KINO OF SLANG. 

With "Our Miss Olbbs." Knickerbocker 

Theatre, N. Y. C. 

Leslie Scott Box 585 Knoxville Tenn 

Leslie Genie 361 Tremont Boston 

Leslie Frank 124 W 130 N Y 

Leslie Mabel Big Banner Show B R 

Lester Anna Cosy Houston 

Lester Joe Golden Crook B R 

Lester A Kellet 318 Falrmount Av Jersey City 

Levino D A Susie 14 Prospect W Haven Conn 

Levitt A Falls 412 Cedar Syracuse 

Levy Jules 47 W 120 N Y 

Lewis A Vanity Fair B R 

Lewis Chas 101 W 113 N Y 

Lewis A Lake 2411 Norton Av Kansas City 

Lewis Phil J 116 W 121 N Y 

Lewis A Harr 141 W 16 N Y 

Lewis Walter A Co 677 Wash'n Brookllne Mass 

Lewis A Green Dainty Duchess B R 

Llngermans Austins Boston 

Linton Tom De Jonghe Htl Chicago 

Llscord Ixutle Watson Burlesquers B R 

Llnsman Harry Hastings Show B R 

Llvermore A M Colonial St Louis 

Livingston Murry 8.10 E 1ft3 N Y 

Lloyd Eddie Lyric Connelsvllle Pa 

Lloyd A Castano 104 W 61 N Y 

Lloyd A St Clair Box 06 Round Pond Me 

Lockbart A Weaver 252 W 38 N Y 

Lockwoods Musical 133 Csnnon Poughkeepsle 

Lohse ft Sterling 2016 Houston Houston Tex 

London A Rlker 32 W 08 N Y 

Londons Four 201 N 3 Reading 




A Refined Novelty Singing Act. 
Next Week (Oct. 3). Decatur and Springfield, 
III. 

Long Warren E No Vernon Ind 

Lonnborg Anna 05 Main Lockport N Y 

Loraine Harry Big Review B R 

Lorraine Wonderland Wichita Kan 

Lorraine Colonial St Louis 

Lovello Jackson Mich 

Lovett Kd World of Pleasure B R 

Lower F Edward Hastings Show B R 

Luce & Luce 020 N Broad Phlla 

Luclcr Fred A Bess Onset Bay Mass 

Lukrn Al Marathon Girls B R 

Luttlnger-Lucas Co 536 Valencia San Fran 

Lynch-Hazel 355 Norwood Av Grand Rapids 

Lynch Jack 03 Houston Newark 

Lyneva Flndlay O 

Lynn Roy Box 62 Jefferson City Tenn 

Lynotte Sisters 310 E 10 N Y 

Lyres Three Grand Knoxville Tenn 

M 

Macdonald Sisters 12 Bache San Francisco 

Mack Tom Watsons Burlesi|iiers B R 

Mnck Billy 5047 Chestnut Phlla 

Mack A Co Lee 660 N State Chicago 

Mack Wm FollleB of the Day B R 

Mack K Walker Colonial N Y 

Mac-key J S Runaway Girls B R 

Macy Maud Hall 2518 E 26 Sheepshead nay N Y 

Madison ("has Trocaderos B R 

Mae Florence 43 Jefferson Bradford Pa 

Maher Agnes 575 Wabash Av Chicago 

Maltland Mabel Vanity Fair B R 

Majestic Musical Four Gaiety Olrls B R 

Malcolm Emma A Peter Melrose Minn Indef 

Malloy Dannie 11 Glen Morris Toronto 

Malvern Troupe Arcade Niagara Falls 

Mandys Two Highland N J 

Mangean Troupe 120 E 127 N Y 

Mann Cha* Dreamlanders B R 

Manning Frank .'155 Bedford Av Bklyn 

Manning Trio To Clary Grand Rapids 

Mantells Marionettes 4420 Berkeley Av Chicago 

Marcel] & Lenett Gentry Show C R 

Mardo & Hunter Cozy Corner Girls B R 

Marke Dorothv S Fallslmrg N Y 

Marine (Vmndv Trio 187 Hopkins Bklyn 

Mario Ixnjive Vanity Fair B R 

Marlon * Lillian 22 Manhattan Av N Y 

Marlon Dave Dreamlanders B R 

Marki Dorothy Portland Me 

Mario Al.lo Trio 61 E 8 N Y 

March Joe Rlvervlew Chicago Indef 

Marsh A Mlddleton 10 Dyer At Everett Mass 

Marshall A King Golden Crook B R 



Marshall Louise Golden Crook B R 
Martell Mazie 2083 Sutter San Francisco 
Martha Mile Fair Brockton 



Clark Martinetti ? 



Martin Dave A Percle Anderson Louisville 
Martin Frank A Sam T Jacks B R 
Martlne Carl A Rudolph 405 W 57 N Y 
Martlnette A Sylvester 6726 Leeds Phlla 
Mason Mr A Mrs Sidney 286 W 88 N Y 
Mathleson Walter 848 W Ohio Chicago 
Mathieus Juggling Majestic Bloomlngton 111 

Sensational Novelty Entertainers 

JUGGLING MATHIEUS 

IN VAUDEVILLE 

Matthews A Ashley 308 W 42 N Y 

Maxwell A Dudley Wigwam San Francisco 

Mays Musical Four 164 W Oak Chicago 

Mazette Rose Marathon Girls B R 

McAllister Dick Vanity Fair B R 

McAvoy Harry Bon Tons B R 

McCann Geraldlne A Co 706 Park Johnstown Pa 

McCarthy Henry 817 N Hancock Phlla 

McCarvers O H Newport R I 

McClaln M 3221 Madison Av Pittsburg 

McConnell Sisters 1247 Madison Chicago 

McCormack Frank A Co Polls Hartford 

McCormick A Irving 503 W 178 N Y 

McCormlck A Wallace Orpheum Mansfield O 

McCullough Carl 207 Franklin Buffalo 

McCune A Grant 636 Benton Pittsburg 

McDowell John A Alice 627 6 Detroit 

McGarry A McGarry Pennant Winners B R 

McOarry A Harris 521 Palmer Toledo 

McGregor Sandy Brigadiers B R 

McGulre Tutz 60 High Detroit 

Mclntyre W J Follies of the Day B R 

MacLarens Musical Torresdale P» 

McMahon A Chappelle Box 424 Bordentown N J 

McNamee Majestic Butte 

McNIsh A McNlsh St James L I 

McWaters A Tyson 471 60 Brooklyn 

Melk Anns Brigadiers B R 

Meehan Billy 8am T Jacks B R 

Melrose A Ingram 020 Main Carey O 

Melrose A Kennedy 448 Park Av Bridgeport 

Mendel 18 Adams Strand London 

Mendelsohn Jack 163 W 63 N Y 

Menetekel 104 B 14 N Y 

Meredith Sisters 28 W 65 N Y 

Merrill Sebastian Fair Brockton Mass 

Merrltt Raymond 178 Tremont Pasadena Cal 

Metz A Mets 601 W 144 N Y 

Methren Sisters 12 Culton Springfield Mass 

Mjeyer David Pantages Victoria B C Indef 

Meyers Belle 442 E 138th N Y 

Michael A Michael 320 W 53 N Y 

Mlaco Steve Happy Hooligan Co 

Milam A Du Bols 825 10 Nashville 

Miles Margaret Fads A Follies B R 

Military Four 670 B 24 Peterson 

Millard Bros Rose Sydell B R 

Miller A Queen of Jardin de Paris B R 

Miller Helen Passing Parade B R 

Miller Ford 26 Braxton Buffalo 

Miller A Mack 2641 Federal Phlla 

Miller A Princeton 88 Olney Providence 

Miller Theresa 118 W Grand Av Oklahoma 

Millers The Haag Show C R 

Mlllman Trio Schuman Frankfort 

Mllmars 214 S Wash Kokomo Ind 

Milton A De Long Strs Bijou Decatur 

Milton Joe 241 W 38 N Y 

Mints A Palmer 1305 N 7 Phlla 

Mlroff Princess Orpheum Easton Pa 

Mlakel Hunt A Miller 108 14 Cincinnati 

Mitchell Bennett Miss N Y Jr B R 

Mitchell Wm R Wlldwood N J 

Mitchell & Cain Empire Newport Wales 

Moller Harry 30 Blymer Delaware O 

Monach Four Golden Crook B R 

Montague Mona Box 207 Tuolumne Cal 

Montgomery A Healy Srs Anders >n I«nulsville 

Montgomery Marshall 1858 E 14 Bklyn 

Montgomery Harry 65 E 110 N Y 

Montambo A Bartelll 35 Field Waterbury 

Montrose Helle Majestic Houston 

Mooney A Holbein Kllburn London 

Moore Fred D 776 8th Av N Y 

Moore Helen J Columbians B R 

Moore Geo W 2601 E Allegheny Phlla 

Mooree Mabel Valenteene Highlands N J 

Mordaunt Hal A Co Del Prado Htl Chicago 

Morgan Bros 2525 E Madison Phlla 

Morgan King A Thompson Sis 603 B 41 Chicago 

Morrell Frank Orpheum Spokane 

Morris Joe Dainty Duchess B R 

Morris Ed Reeves Heauty Show B R 

Morris A Wort man 132 N Law Allentown Pa 

MoitIh A Morton 1306 St Johns PI Bklyn 

Morris Mildred A Co 250 W 85 N Y 

Morris Hilly A Sherwood Sis 223 Pontlac Dayton 

Morrison May Watsons Burlesquers II R 

Miss ALICE MORTLOCK 

Presenting "THE OTHER WOMAN." 
Oct. 2. Majestic. Denver. 

Morton Harry K Oolden Crook B R 
Morton A Keenan 574 11 Bklyn 
Morton Paul Rathskeller Jacksonville Indef 
Mohspt Wm Ron Ton* B R 
Mott Earl T 135 W 15 N Y 
Mowatts Peerless Wlntergurten Berlin 
Mull Eva World of Pleasure B R 
Mullen Tom Queen of Jardin d< P;irls M R 
Mullen Jim Lovemakers B R 
Mullen A Corelll Temple Ft Wayne 
Muller Maud 001 W 151 N Y 
Mulvey A Amorns Orpheum New Orleans 
Murphy Frances Dreamland'-rs M It 
Murphy A Wlllard Falrhaven N J 
Murray Elizabeth 537 W Cumberland Phlla 
Murray A Alvln Great Alhlnl r 
Murray ft Stone 2045 E 18th CI, v. land 
My Fancy 12 Adams Strand London 
Myers A MscBryde 162 Av Troy N Y 
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DOYLE *»» FIELDS 



"TWO HAPPY KIDS." 
In Comedy, Singing and Eccentric Dancing. 
Playing United Time under the personal dlreo- Big Laughing Hit at Keith's, Columbus, 

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The Phenomenal Pianist 
and Dainty Singer in 

Refined Musical Comedy 

Now on Hodkins Circuit 

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N 

Nannary May ft Co Bijou Winnipeg 

Nash Ma j Columbiana B R 

Nawn Tom Lake Gogeblo Mich 

Naaarro Nat ft Oo 8101 Tracy At Kansas City 

Neal Octarla Federajsburg Md 

Nelson H P Follies of New York B R 

Nelson Chester Americans B R 

Nelson Oussle 132 Charing Cross London 

Nelson Bert A 1942 N Humboldt Chicago 

Nelson Georgia 2710 Virginia St Louis 

Nelson Cliff B Our New Minster Co 

Nelson Oswald ft Borger ISO B 128th N T 

Neuelle Mile Del Prado Htl Chicago 

NeYaros Three 894 12 At Milwaukee 

NeTlns ft Brwood 231 Bdgmond At Chester Pa 

Newhoff ft Phelps 32 W 118 N T 

Newton Billy 8 Miss N Y Jr B R 

Nichols Nelson ft Nichols Orpheum Mansfield O 

Nlcolal Ida Bohemians B R 

Noble ft Brooks Columbia Kansas City Kan 

Nonette 617 Flatbush av Bklyn 

Normans Juggling Sella Floto C R 

Norrlses Buckeye Lake O 

Norton Ned Follies of New York ft Paris B R 

Norton C Porter 6342 Ktmbark At Chicago 

Norwalk Eddie SOS Prospect At Bronx N Y 

Noss Bertha 172 W 77 N Y 

Nosses Six Columbia Cincinnati 

Nugent J C Orpheum Ogden Utah 

O 

O'Brien Jack Saratoga Htl Chicago 

Bert. E. and Ada Heist 

THEOBERMANS 

Presenting "Trlx." W. V. A. Time. 

O'Brien Frank Columbians B R 

O'Dell Fay Miss N Y Jr B R 

O'Dell ft Hart Majestic Houston 

Odell ft Oilmore 1148 Monroe Chicago 

Ogden Gertrude H 2835 N Mosart Chicago 

OV2h*^F»mlly29C!hsr1n^CroB^Rdl£»ndoii 

OLIVOTTI TROUBADOURS 

High class Instrumentalists. 
Under management JAMES E. PLUNKETT. 

On law Gus 418 Strand London 

O'Neill Trio Majestic Ft Dodge la 

O'Neill ft Regenery 592 Warren Bridgeport 

Opp Joe Kentucky Belles B R 

O'Rourke ft Atkinson 1848 E 65 Cleveland 

Orpheus Comedy Four Queen Jardln de P B R 

Orr Chas F 131 W 41 N Y 

Orren ft McKentle 606 East Springfield O 

Osborne Lillian ft Co American Cincinnati 

Osbun ft Dola 335 No Willow Av Chicago 

Ott Phil 178 A Tremont Boston 

Owen Dorothy Mae 3047 90 Chicago 

Ozavs The 48 KInsey Av Kenmore N Y 



Palme Esther Mile 121 E 46 Chicago 
Palmer Daisy Golden Crook B R 
Palmer Cathryn Rowe La Salle Chicago 
Paradls Billy C N Htl L'Assumptlon P Q Can 
Pardue Violet Follies of New York B R 
Parker ft Morrell 187 Hopkins Bklyn 
Parvls Geo W 2534 N Franklin Philadelphia 
Pasco Dick Ellis Nowlln Circus 
Pastor ft Merle Hartford Htl Chicago 
Patterson Sam 29 W 133 N Y 
Paul Dottle S Rolllckers B R 
Paull ft Ryholda 359 County New Bedford 
Paullnettl ft Piquo 4324 Wain Frankfort Pa 
Paulette ft Cross Star St Johns Newfoundland 



PAULINE 

THE SCIENTIFIC SENSATION. 

Weeks (Sept. 26-Oct. 3), American Music 
Hall, New York. 



Payton Polly Bohemians B R 

Pearl Kathryn A Violet Sam T Jacks B R 

Pearce Sisters Bijou Appleton Wis 

Pearse ft Mason Van Buren Htl Chicago 

Pearson ft Garfield Plymouth Htl N Y 

Pearson Walter Merry Whirl B R 

Pederson Bros 635 Greenbush Milwaukee 

Pelots The 161 Westminster Av Atlantic City 

Pepper Twins Lyric Oeiweln la 

Pero ft Wilson 317 E Temple Washington U 

Perry Frank L 747 Buchanan Minneapolis 

Petching Bros 16 Packard Av Lymansvllle R I 

Peter the Great 422 Bloomfleld Av Hoboken N J 

Phillips Joe Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Phillips Mondane 4027 Bel lev lew Av Kan City 

Phillips Samuel 316 Classon Av Bklyn 

Phillips Sisters 776 8 Av N Y 

Piccolo Midgets Phoenicia N Y 

Pierson Hal Lovemakers B R 

Pike ft Calame 973 Amsterdam Av N Y 

Piroscoffls Five Lovemakers B R 

Pisano Yen 15 Charles Lynn Mass 

Plsano Fred A 36 W Gloversvllle N Y 

Plunkett & Rltter Franrlas Montreal 

Pollard Genie Gayety Stock Philadelphia 

Pope & Uno Orpheum Mobile 

Potter Wm Big nannor Show B R 

Potter ft Harris 1715 Leland Av Chicago 

PottB Bros ft Co 5th Av N Y 

Powder Saul Follies of New York B R 

Powell Eddie 2314 Chelsea Kansas City 

Powers Elephants 745 Forest Av N Y 

Powers Bros 15 Trask Providence 

Powers Great 134 Warren Glens Falls N Y 

Price Harry M 034 Longwood av N Y 

Price & Dlston 934 Longwood Av N Y 

Prices Jolly 1629 Arch Philadelphia 

Primrose Four Lyric Dayton 

Priors The Tukulla Wash 

Proctor Sisters 1112 Halsey Bklyn 

Prosit Trio Rlngllng Bros C R 

Pucks Two 1*4 N Lena Av Freeport L I 

Q 

Quonn Mat & Wels Family Lafayette Ind 
Quleg ft Nlckerson Follies of 1910 
Quintan Jonle 644 N Clark Chicago 
Qulnn Mattle 536 RUsh Chicago 



Radcllff Pearl Watsons Burlesquers B R 

RAG Trio Hip Cleveland 

Ralmund Jim 87 E Adams Chicago 

Rainbow Slaters 840 14 San Francisco 

Ralande ft Ralande Box 290 Cumberland Md 

Ramsey Ollle Washington Society Girls B R 

Randall Edith Marathon Girls B R 

Ranf Claude Polls Worcester 

Rankin Bobby Olymplo Los Angeles Indef 

Rapier John 473 Cole Av Dallas 

Ratelles The 637 Petonmeux Montreal 

Rawls A Von Kaufman Broadway Camden N J 

Ray Eugene 5602 Prairie Av Chicago 

Raymond Clara 141 Lawrence Brooklyn 

Raymore ft Co 147 W 95th N Y 

Ready G Ellis Nowlln Circus 

Reded ft Hadley Star Show Girls B R 

Redner Thomas ft Co 972 Hudson At Detroit 

Redway Juggling 141 Inspector Montreal 

Redwood ft Gordon 167 Dearborn Chicago 

Reed ft Earl 236 E 62d Los Angeles 

Reed Bros Lyric Mobile 

Reeves Al 145 State Bklyn 

Reffkin Joe 163 Dudley Providence 

Regal Trio 116 W Wash PI N Y 

JOHN P. REED 

ECCENTRIC MONOLOGUI8T. 
This week (Sept. 26), Topeka. Oct. 3, Folly. 
Oklahoma City. 

Reld Jack Runaway Glrla B R 
Reid Sisters 45 Broad Elisabeth N J 
Relff Clayton ft Relff Star Chicago 
Reinflelds Minstrels Elite Water Valley Miss 

CHUCK HENRIETTA 

RIESNER ""CORE 

Playing few choice weeks West 
Framing New Act for the Bast 

Remington Mayme Htl Gerard N Y 

MAYME REMINGTON 

Exclusive W. V. M. A. Route, Booked Solid. 

Renalles The 2064 Sutter San Francisco 

Rese Len 1021 Cherry Phlla 

Reynolds Lew Follies of the Day B R 

Reynolds ft Donegan Wlntergarten Berlin 

Rhoads Marionettes 33 W 8 Chester Pa 

Rlanos Four Freeport L I 

Rice Louise Dreamlanders B R 

Rice Frank ft True 6340 Vernon Av Chicago 

Rice Sully, ft Scott Polls Bridgeport 

Rich ft Howard 214 E 19 N Y 

Rich ft Rich 211 W 43 N Y 

Richards Bros 116 E 3 N Y 

Richards Great Orpheum Reading 

Richwood Stanton ft Co Iona Mich 

R leaner ft Gore 128 Roanoke San Francisco 

Riley ft Ahern 35 Plant Dayton O 

Ring Jas L Hallthorpe Md 

Ring ft Bell Metropolitan Minstrels Indef 

Rio Al C 1492 Amsterdam Av N Y 

Rio Bros 1220-28 Milwaukee 

Rlpon Alf 545 E 87 N Y 

Ritchie Billy Vanity Fair B R 

Rltter A Foster Hansa Hamburg 

Roach A E Vanity Fair B R 

Roatlnl Mile Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Rober Gus Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Roberts C E 1851 Sherman Av Denver 

Roberts Robt Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Roberts ft Downey 86 Lafayette Detroit 

Roberts ft Pesrl 369 Grand Brooklyn 

Robins Billy L Bonhags No Beach L I Indef 

Robinson Chas A Crusoe Girls B R 

Robinson The 901 Hawthorne Av Minneapolis 

Robinson Wm C 3 Granville London 

Roblsch ft Childress 950 No Clark Chicago 

Rocamora Suzanne Orpheum Denver 

Roche Harry Sam T Jacks B R 

Rock ft Rol 1610 Indiana Av Chicago 

Rockway ft Conwav Majestic Dallas 

Roeder ft Lester 314 Broadway Buffalo 

Rogers Bill Bessemer Ala 

Rogers Ed Girls from Happyland B R 

Roland ft Morln 208 Middlesex Lowell 

Rolande Geo S Box 200 Cumberland Md 

Roland ft Francis 31 O H Block Chicago 

Roode Claude M Hip Cleveland 

Roof Jack ft Clara 705 Green Phlla 

Rooney ft Bent Alhambra N Y 

Rose Dave Rose Sydell B R 

Rose Blanche Cracker Jacks B R 

Rose Lane ft Kelgard 125 W 43 N Y 

Rose Clarina 6023 47 Bklyn 

Rosenbaum Al R A ft S Boston 

Rosenthal Bros 151 Chaplain Rochester 

Ross Eddie O Alrdome Chattanooga 

Ross ft Lewis Empire Islington London 

Ross Frank Trocaderos B R 

Ross Sisters 65 Cumerford Providence 

Rossi Alfredo Mr ft Mrs Two Bills Show C R 

Royal Minstrel Four 1417 East Salt Lake 

Royale ft Steams 528 Qulncy Rapid City N D 

Royden Virgie Rose Sydell B R 

Roys Lyceum Chicago 

Russell ft Davis 1316 High Springfield O 

Russell-Noss Bertha 172 W 7 N Y 

Rutans Song Birds Wlldwood N J 

Rutherford Jim H Hagenbeck-Wallace C R 

THOS. J. 

RYAN-RICHFIELD CO. 

Next Week (Oct. 2). Orpheum. Denver. 

Ryno ft Emerson 161 W 74 N Y 

S 

Sabel Josephine Main Peoria 

Salambo & Olivettes Majestic Llttlp Rock 

Salmo Juno Saddlers Wells London 

Sampson & Douglass BIJou Flint Mich 

Sanders ft La Msr 1327 5 Av N Y 

Sanderson's Manikins 989 Salem Maiden Mas* 

Sanford Jere Slttners Chlrago 

Sanford ft Darlington 8960 Pengrove Phlla 



Savage ft De Croteau 1584 Broadway N Y 

Saxe Michael Follies of New York B R 

Saxon Chas Big Review B R 

Scarlet ft Scarlet 913 Longwood Av N Y 

Scheer Billy 49 W 24 N Y 

Schilling Wm 1000 E Lanvale Baltimore 

Sclntella 588 Lyell Av Rochester 

Scott Maude Belmont Mass 

Scott Robt Lovemakers B R 

Scott O M Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Scott ft West 22 Division N Y 

Scott ft Yost 40 Mornlngslde Av N Y 

Scully Will P 8 Webster PI Bklyn 

Sears Oladys Midnight Maidens B R 

Beaton BUlie Serenaders B R 

Selby Hal M 204 Schiller Bldg Chicago 

Semon Chas F 2 Forest Salem Mass 

Sensell Bros 210 Arlington Pittsburg 

Sexton Chas B 2849 Johnston Chicago 

Sevengala Keeneys New Britain Conn 

Seymour Nellie 111 Manhattan N Y 

Seymour Pete Mr ft Mrs Arlington Htl Atlanta 

Sharp ft Montgomery Majejstlc Montgomery 

LILLIAN SHAW 

Management FRAZBE ft LEDERER. 
Cort Theatre, Chicago (Indefinite). 

Shea Thos E 8664 Pine Grove Av Chicago 
Shean Al Big Banner Show B R 
Shedmans Dogs Fair Bellefonte Pa 
Shelvey Bros 265 S Main Waterbury 
Shepard ft Co James C 1604 Madison Av N Y 
Shepperley Sisters 250 Dovercourt Toronto 
Sheppell ft Bennett Dreamlanders B R 
Sherlock ft Val Dalle 514 W 135 N Y 
Sherlock ft Holmes 2506 Ridge Phlla 
Sherman ft De Forest Sherman Cent'l Park L I 
Shermans Two 252 St Emanuel Mobile 
Shermans Musical Co Edmonton Can 
Shields Sydney Grand Evansvllle 

ffe Miss 4fe Md Co. 

Sydney Shields 



Shields The 207 City Hall New Orleans 

Shields ft Galle Cornwall Can 

Sborey Campbell ft Co 50 Rock Av Lynn 

Shrodes ft Chappelle Keansburg N J 

Sldello Tom ft Co 4313 Wentworth Av Chicago 

Slddons ft Earle 2515 So Adler Philadelphia 

Slegel ft Matthews 324 Dearborn Chicago 

Silver Nat Watsons Hurlesquers B R 

Slmms Wlllard 6435 Ellis Av Chicago 

Slmonds Teddy Americans B R 

Simpson Corah Van Buren Htl Chicago 

Simpson Russell Big Review B R 

Slater ft Finch 10 N 3 Vlncennes Ind 

Small Johnnie ft Sisters 620 Lenox Av N Y 

Smlrl & Kessner 438 W 104 N Y 

Smiths Aerial Rlngllng Bros C R 

Smith Allen 1243 Jefferson Av Bklyn 

Smith ft Adams 408 So Halstead Chicago 

Smith ft Brown 1324 St John Toledo 

Snyder ft Buckley Fads ft Follies B R 

Sockrant Bros Three 558 6 Detroit 

Somers ft Storke Circle Chicago 

Sossln Samuel Hastings Show B R 

Spauldlng ft Dupree Box 285 Osslnlng N Y 

Spears The 67 Clinton Everett Mass 

Spears Anna Merry Whirl B R 

Spelvln Geo Sam T Jacks B R 

Spencer ft Austin 3110 E Phlla 

Splllers Musical 29 W 133 N Y 

Splssel Bros ft Co Orpheum Seattle 

Sprague ft McNeece 632 No 10 Phlla 

Sprague A Dixon 506 Mt Hope Cincinnati 

Springer ft Church 98 4 Plttsfleld Mass 

Stadium Trio St Charles Htl Chicago 

Stafford Frank ft Co Orpheum Omaha 

Stagpooles Keeneys New Rrltlan Conn 

Stanley Harry S Los Angeles 

Stanley Stan 905 Bates Indianapolis 

Stanwood David 364 Bremen E Boston 

Starr ft Sachs 343 N Clark Chicago 

Stedman Al ft Fannie 685 6 So Boston 

Stelnert Thomas Trio 531 Lenox Av N Y 

Stelnman Herman Lovemakers B R 

Steppe A H 33 Barclay Newark 

Sterns Al 670 3 Av N Y 

Stevens Will H Serenaders B R 

Stevens E 135 So First Bklyn 

Stevens Paul 323 W 28 N Y 

Stevens Llllle Brigadiers B R 

Stevens ft Moore Columbians B R 

Stewart Harry M World of Pleasure B R 

Stewart ft Earl 125 Euclid Woodbury N J 

Stlckney Loulsp Hippodrome N Y Indef 

Stlpps Musical BIJou Jackson Mich 

Stlrk ft London 28 Hancock Brockton 

St James ft Dacre 163 W 34 N Y 

Story Musical Palace Htl Chicago 

Strehl May Gaiety Girls B R 

Strickland Rube Garrlck Burlington la 

Strohscheln H 2532 Atlantic Bklyn 

Strubblefleld Trio 5808 Maple Av St Louis 

Suglmoto Troupe Fair York Pa 

Sully & Hussey 167 Dearborn Chlrago 

Sully ft Phelps 2310 Bolton Phlla 

Summers Allen 10T>0 W Division Chlrago 

Sutton Sufton 251 W 30 N Y 

Sweeney ft Rooney 1434 Sumner Av Scranton 

Swift .1 Lionel & Co Proctors Elizabeth N J 

Swisher Oladys 1154 N Clark Chlrago 

Swor Bert Columbians B R 

Sydney Oscar Lovemakers B R 

Sylvesters The Plymouth Htl Hoboken N J 

Symonds Alfaretta Majestic Denver 

Sytz ft Sytz 140 Morvls Phlla 



Tambo Duo 40 Capital Hartford 

TAMDO »■■ TAMDO 

Double Tambourine 8plnners 

Tnmbo ft Tambo Hip Woolwich London 
Tnngley Pearl 67 So Clark Chicago 
Tasmanlan Vandanman Hagenbeck-Wallace 
Taylor Carey E Casino Louisville Indef 
Taylor Mae American Omaha 



Taylor, Kranzman ami White 

Musical Foolishness 

Taylors Animals Rlngllng Bros R 

Teal Raymond Lyric Oklahoma City 

Terr 111 Prank ft Fred 857 N Orkney Phlla 

Terry Twins Polls Bridgeport 

Thatcher Fannie Bon Tons B R 

Thomas ft Hamilton 607 Dearborn Av Chicago 

Thompson Mark Bohemians B R 

Thomson Harry 1284 Putnam Av Bklyn 

Thorndyke Lillian 246 W 38 N Y 

Thornton Arthur Golden Crook B R 

Thornton Geo A 805 Broome N Y 

Thorn© Mr ft Mrs Harry 288 St Nicholas AvNY 

Thorns Juggling 58 Rose Buffalo 

Those Three 228 Scott San Francisco 

Thurston Leslie 68 W 108 N T 

Tilton Lucille Temple Grand Rapids 

Tinker O L 776 8 Av N Y 

Tlvoll Quartette High Life Cafe Milwauk Indef 

Tom Jack Trio Temple Detroit 

Tops Topsy ft Tops 8442 W School Chicago 

Touhey Pat ft May E Haddam Conn 

Touhey Trabnel A Ellis Nowlln Circus 

Tracy Julia Raymond Bartholdl Inn N Y 

Travers Belle 210 N Franklin Phlla 

Travers Phil 5 E 115 N Y 

Travers Roland 221 W 42 N Y 

Tremalnes Musical 230 Caldwell Jacksonville 111 

Trevor Edwin ft Dolores Golden Crook B R 

Trent Geo ft Donnle 328 W 48 N Y 

Trolley Car Trio 21 Willow PI Yonkers 

Troxell ft Wlnchell 306 8 N Seattle 

Tsuda Harry Majestic Denver 

Tunis Fay World of Pleasure B R 

Turner Bert BIJou Oshkosh Wis 

Tuscano Bros Keiths Columbus O 

Tuttle ft May 8887 W Huron Chicago 

Tweedley John 242 W 43 N Y 

Tydeman ft Dooley 108 Elm Camden N J 



Ullne Arthur M 1750 W Lake Chicago 
Ullne ft Rose Demlng Htl Chicago 
Umhaults Bros 26 N Jefferson Dayton 
Unique Comedy Trio 1827 Nicholas Phlla 



Vagges Grand Portland 

Valadons Les 407 Thomas Newport R I 

Valdare Troupe Academy Chicago 

Valetta ft Lamson 1329 St Clark Cleveland 

Valmore Lulu ft Mildred Bohemians B R 

Van Epps Jack Majestic Dallas 

Van Dalle Sisters 514 W 135 N Y 

Vance Gladys Liberty Savannah 

Van Hoven Keiths Boston 

Van Oston Eva Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Van Osten Bob Sam T Jacks B R 



V 



IM I 



THE DftNCSR. 
"THE KISSING GIRL" 00. 



Vardaman National Hotel Chicago 
Vardelles Lowell Mich 

Vardon Perry & Wilber Empress Milwaukee 
Variety Comedy Trio 1515 Barth Indianapolis 
Vassar ft Arken 324 Christopher Bklyn 
Vasco 41a Acre Lane London 
Vaas Victor V 25 Hasklns Providence 
Vedder Fannie Bon Tons B R 
Vedder Llllle Cracker Jacks B R 
Vedmar Rene 3285 Bway N Y 
Venetian Scranaders 0<6 Blackhawk Chicago 
Venus on Wheels Casino Harrisburg 
Verde 270 W 30 N Y 

Veronica A Hurl Falls 1336 Ollllqgham Phlla 
Village Comedy Four l'J12 RlnggoM Phlla 
Vincent John B 820 Olive Indianapolis 
Vinton Grace Serenaders B R 
Vlolanl Orpheum Alliance O 
Vloletta Jolly 41 Lelpzlgerstr Berlin Ger 
Vogel ft Wandas Majestic Charleston S C 
Von Serley Sisters Marathon Girls B R 
Vyner lydfla Reeves Beauty Show B R 

W 

Wakefield Frank L Runaway Girls B R 
Walker Musical 1524 Brookslde Indianapolis 
Wallace's Cockatoos c/o Parker Ablllne Kan 
Wallack Nanette ft Co Alhambra Htl Chicago 
Walling Ida Watsons Burlesquers B R 
Walsh Helen ft May Dainty Duchess B R 

WALSH, LYNCH - CO. 

Presenting "HUCKIN'S RUN." 

Direction, PAT CASEY. 
Oct. 3. Temple. Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

Walsh Mealy ft Montrose Orpheum Memphis 
Walsh May Dainty Duchess B R 
Walsh Martin Trocaderos B R 
Walters ft West 3437 Vernon Chicago 
Walters John Lyric Ft Wayne Ind Indef 
Ward Alice Reeves Beauty Show B It 
Ward Billy 100 Myrtle Av Bklyn 
Ward ft Harrington 418 Strand London 
Warde ft Mack 300 W 70 N Y 
Warner Harry E Rolllckers B R 
Washburn Blanche Washington Soc Girls It Ft 
Washer Bros Oakland Ky 
Water Carl P Sam T Jacks B R 
Waters Hester Washington Society Girls n II 
Watson Sammy 333 St Pauls Av Jersey City 
Watson ft Little 505 Van Cort Yonkers N Y 
Watson Hilly W Girls from Happyland 13 It 
Wayne Sisters Dslnty Duchess B R 
Weaver Frank ft Co 1705 N Baltimore 
Webb Funny Ellis Nowlln Circus 
Weber Johnnie Rose Sydell D R 



E-© M O K-E 

SIOUX INDIAN GIRL. 
Direction. Norman Frlocb-nwald. 
Oct. 3, Main Street, Peoria. 111. 



Welch Thos Runaway Girls B R 
Welch Tint Vanltv Fair It R 
Well John 5 Krusatadt Rotterdam 



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REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 






Under exclusive 

management of 





140 West 42d St., New York 
Phone, 2164 Bryant 
Cable Address, "Jaolev" 



BESSIE WYNN 



IH VAUDEVILLE 



DICK and ALICE McAVOY 



ft 



HERALD SQUARE JIMMY 



ff 



OF 



Willa Holt Wakefield 



IN VAUDCVI 



KATIE EMMETT 



In Vaudeville 



Direction, A. E. MEYERS 



Bueeeedlnf BUlla Maybe* aa "The Oooee" la "A Barnyard Romeo." 



BELLE 



GORDON 




BARBER * 



Presenting an Attractive Athletic and Musical Novelty 

ADDRESS. Care of VARIETY. NEW YORK 

Montgomery Musical Duo 

Elaborate Novelty Instrumental Act 

WITH SOME REFINED COMEDY 
Address VARI1TY, Chicago, III. 

ALBERT PENCH 

CHARACTER BONO DELINEATOR. 
Delectable In Appearance, Material and Ability. 

BOOKED INDEFINITELY IN SAN FRANCISCO. 
Addreu for the Present eare VARIETY, Bame Plaea. 






A 





ENTERTAINER OF NEW YORK'S 400 



An Innovation in Sleight of Hand 

Accompanied by Planlste 
Playing* Classy Selections 

Nothing but GLASS to this Act 



only beasdiRBj cable act in 

the world 

MeetlnK with great BUocess THIS WEKK 
(Sept. 20). Savoy, Baltimore. 

WILLIAM MORRIS CIRCUIT 

H. HARTMAN. 4 Oarrlok 8t.. Covent Garden 
London, W. C. 




SOPHIE TUCK 




R 



CLEANING UP IW THE FAR WEST 

Playing Return Engagement Over Pantagea 
Circuit Headline Feature Opening New Lo< 
Angeles Theatre. 



SOL 



GOLDSMITH 



AND 



HOPPE 



CUY 



Presenting their NEW SUCCESS " THE COMMERCIAL DRUMMERS " 



THIS WEEK (Sept. 26) POM'S, BRIDGEPORT 



Coming East 

Open Time 

after 

Oct. 16 



16 MINUTES IN "ONE" 



ERA COMEDY FOUR 

POOLE ' ROOK8 8PENCER BROWN 

HIGH CUSS COLORED PURVEYORS OF COMEDY AND HARMONY 

Tremendous Hit on Return Engagement over PANTAGE8 OIRCUIT 

Wfcen anewerlng advertleemente kindly mention VARIETY. 



MAX HART ( MaDafl>r 



Next Week (Oct. I) 

Pantages' 

Theatre 

Denver. Colo. 



VARIETY 



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Wells Lew BIJou Battle Creek 
Wentworth Vesta 4k Teddy Orpheum Minn 
Weat John Watsons Burlesquers B R 
West Al 606 B Ohio Pittsburg 
West Henry Bowery Burlesquers B R 
West Sisters 1412 Jefferson At Bklyn N T 
West A Denton 185 W Cedar Kalamisoo 
Weston Al Bowery Burlesquers B R 
Weston Dan B 141 W 116 N T 
Western Union Trio 2241 B Clearfield Phils 
Wetherlll 88 W 8 Chester Pa 
Wharton Nat Central Oldtown Me 
Wheeler Sisters 1441 7th Philadelphia 
Wheelock ft Hay Orpheum Portland 
Whirl Four 2426 8 Watts Phlla 
Whitman Bros 1835 Chestnut Phlla 
Whitman Frank 188 Greenwich Reading Pa 
White Harry 1003 Ashland At Baltimore 
White Phil Merry Whirl B R 
Whitehead A Grlerson Orpheum Cincinnati 
Whiteside Bthel Peru Ind 
Whltford Anabelle 863 W 42 N T 
Whitney Tlllle 86 Kane Buffalo 

AL. H. WILD 

THAT FUNNY FAT FELLOW. 

BLEJE A JUNDT, Representatives. 

Wilder Msrshall Atlantic City N J 
Wiley May F Big Review B R 
Wllkens 4b Wilkens 863 Willis At N T 
Wlllard 4k Bond Majestic La Crosse Wis 
WUhelm Fred Sam T Jacks B R 
Williams Clara 2450 Tremont Cleveland 
Williams Cowboy 4715 Upland Phlla 
Williams Frances Park Palisade N J lndef 
Williams Chas 2652 Rutgers St Louis 
Williams John Cracker Jacks B R 
Williams Ed 4 Florence 94 W 103 N Y 
Williams Lew 1534 Bway N Y 
Williams 4b De Croteau 1 Ashton Sq Lynn Mass 
Williams 4b Gilbert 1010 Msrshfleld Av Chicago 
Williams 4b Segal Polls Bridgeport 
Williams 4b Sterling Star Elgin 111 
Williams Frank 4b Delia Palmyra N Y 
Williams Mollie Cracker Jacks B R 
Williamson Frank Runaway Girls B R 
Wlllison Herbert Al Fields Minstrels 
Wills 4b Hassan National Sydney Australia 
Wilson Fred J 14 Forest Monte lair N J 
Wilson Al 4b May Dorp Schenectady lndef 

GRACE WILSON 

IN VAUDEVILLE. 

Wilson Fred Cracker Jacks B R 
Wilson Bros Bilou Flint Mich 
Wilson Frank 1616 W 28 Los Angeles 
Wilson Marie Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 
Wilson Liasle 175 Franklin Buffalo 
Wilson 4b Plnkney 207 W 15 Kansas City 
Wilson 4b Wilson Lyric Mobile 
Wilton Joe 4b Co 1120 Porter Phlla 
Winkler Kress Trio Auditorium York Pa 
Wise 4b Milton Brennan Circuit New Zealand 
Wlthrow 4b Glover 862 N Emporia Wichita Kan 
Wolfe 4b Lee 824 Woodlawn Av Toledo 

WOLF, MOORE and YOUNG 

"Vaudeville's Cheeriest Trio.** 



Woodall Billy 420 First Av Nashville 

Woodmen Hsrry Ellis Nowlln Circus 

Woods ft Woods Trio Maryland Baltimore 

Wood Bros Orpheum Montreal 

Wood Ollle 584 W 150 N Y 

Woods Ralton 4b Co Saratoga Htl Chicago 

Work ft Ower Orpheum San Francisco 

Wright Lillian 163 W 60 N Y 

Wright ft Dietrich Polls Wllkes-Barre 

Wyckoff Fred 60 Water Lyons N Y 

X 

Xazlers Four 2144 W 20 Chlcsgo 

Y 

Yackley ft Bunnell Lyda Chicago 

Yaw Don Din 110 E Madison Chicago 

Yeoman Geo 4566 Gibson Av St Louis 

York Charles Carbondale Pa 

Yost Harry E World of Pleasure B R 

Young Carrie Bohemians B R 

Young Ollle ft April Sheas Buffalo 

Young De Witt & Sister Majestic Seattle 

Young ft Phelps 1013 Baker Evansvllle Ind 



Zanclgs The 356 W 145 N Y 

Zanfrellas 131 Brixton London 

Zasell ft Vernon Seguln Tour 8o America lndef 

Zeda Harry L 1328 Cambria Phlla 

Zelser ft Thome Willards Temple of Music 

Zimmerman Al Dreamlanders B R 



BURLESQUE ROUTES 

"L. O." Indicates show is laying off. 
Weeks Oct. 3 and 10. 



Americans Standard St Louis 10 Empire Ind 

Behman Show Standard Cincinnati 10 Gayety 
Louisville 

Big Banner Show Empire Toledo 10 Star & 
Garter Chicago 

Beauty Trust Gayety Toronto 10 Garden Buf- 
falo 

Big Review Star St Paul 10 St Joe 

Bohemians Monumental Baltimore 10 Penn 
Circuit 

Bon Tons Alhambra Chicago 10 Gayety Detroit 

Bowery Burlesquers Gayety Milwaukee 10 Al- 
hambra Chicago 

Brigadiers Columbia Boston 10-12 Bon Ton 
Jersey City 13-15 Folly Patterson 

Broadway Gaiety Girls Royal Montreal 10 
Howard Boston 



Cherry Blossoms Academy Pittsburg 10 Star 

Cleveland 

College Girls Gayety St Louis 10 Gayety 
Kansas City 

Columbia Girls Gayety Kansas City 10 Gayety 
Omaha 

Cosy Corner Girls Penn Circuit 10 Academy 
Pittsburg 

Cracker Jack's Gayety Detroit 10 Gayety 
Toronto 

Dainty Duchess Gayety Omaha 10 Gayety 
Minneapolis 

Dreamlands Howard Boston 10 Columbia Bos- 
ton 

Ducklings Peoples Cincinnati 10 Empire Chi- 
cago 

Empire Burlesquers Buckingham Louisville 
10 Peoples Cincinnati 

Fads ft Follies 3-5 Mohawk Schenectady 6-8 
Gayety Albany 10 Casino Boston 

Follies of the Day Lafayette Buffalo 10 Star 
Toronto 

Follies of New York Star Brooklyn 10 Wald- 
nian Newark 

Ginger Girls Casino Boston 10 Columbia N Y 

Girls from Dixie Casino Brooklyn 10 Empire 
Brooklyn 

Girls from Happyland Murray Hill N Y 10 
Metropolis N Y 

Golden Crook Garden Buffalo 10 Corinthian 
Rochester 

Hastings Show Metropolis N Y 10 Westminster 
Providence 

Howes Lovemakers Olympic N Y 10 Gayety 
Philadelphia 

Imperials Lyceum Washington 10 Monumental 
Baltimore 

Irwlns Big Show Casino Philadelphia 10 Star 
Brooklyn 

Irwin's Majesties Columbia N Y 10 CaBlno 
Philadelphia 

Jardin de Paris Dewey Minneapolis 10 Star 
St Paul 

Jersey Lillies Gayety Philadelphia 10 Gayety 
Baltimore 

Jolly Girls 8th av N Y 10 Empire Newark 

Kentucky Belles Star Cleveland 10 Folly Chi- 
cago 

Knickerbockers Gayety Washington 10 Gayety 
Pitsburg 

Lady Buccaneers Bowery N Y 10-12 Folly 
Patterson 13-15 Bon Ton Jersey City 

Marathon Girls Gayety Boston 10-12 Empire 
Albany 13-15 Mohawk Schenectady 

Merry Maidens L O 10 Casino Brooklyn 

Merry Whirl Star Toronto 10 Royal Montreal 

Midnight Maidens Star ft Garter Chicago 10 
Standard Cincinnati 

Miss New York Jr Folly Chicago 10 Star Mil- 
waukee 

Moulin Rouge Empire Indianapolis 10 Buck- 
ingham Louisville 

New Century Girls Bronx N Y 10 8th av N Y 

Parisian Widows Westminster Providence 10 
Gayety Boston 

Passing Parada Star Milwaukee 10 Dewey 
Minneapolis 

Pat Whites Gayety Girls Trocadero Philadel- 
phia 10 Lyceum Washington 

Pennant Winners Avenue Detroit 10 Lafayette 
Buffalo 

Queen of Bohemia Corinthian Rochester 10-12 
Mohawk Schemctady 13-15 Empire Albany 

Queen of the Jardin de Paris Waldman New- 
ark 10 Empire Hoboken 

Hector Girls Empire Newark 10 Bowery New 
York 

Reeves Beauty Show Gayety Pittsburg 10 Em- 
pire Cleveland 

Rentz Santley Music Hall N Y 10 Murray Hill 
N Y 

Robinson Crusoe Girls Cayety Brooklyn 10 
Olympic N Y 

Rollickers 3-5 Bon Ton Jersey City C-8 Folly 
Peterson 10-12 Luzerne Wilkes-barre 13-15 
Gayety Scranton 

Rose Sydell Uayety Louisville 10 Gayety St 
Louis 

Runaway Girls Empire Cleveland 10 Empire 
Toledo 

Sam T Jacks 3-5 Folly Peterson 6-8 Bon Ton 
Jersey City 10-12 Gaiety, Scranton 13-15 
Luzerne Wilkesbarre 

Serenaders Empire Hoboken 10 Music Hall 
N Y 

Star ft Garter 3-5 Empire Albany 0-8 Mohawk 
Schenectady 10 Gayety Brooklyn 

Star Show Girls St Joe 10 Century Kansas 
City 

Tiger Lillies Empire Brooklyn 10 Bronx N Y 

Trocaderos Gayety Baltimore 10 Gayety Wash- 
ington 

Vanity Fair Gayety Minneapolis 10 Gayety 
Milwaukee 

Washington Society Girls 3-5 Gaiety Scranton 
0-8 Luzerne Wilkesbarre 10 Trocadero Phila 

Watsons Uurlesquers J115 Hon Ton Jersey City 
H-H Folly Faterson 10 L O 17 Casino Uklyn 

World oi Pleasure Century Kansas City 10 
Standard St Louis 

Yankee Doodle Girls Empire Chicago 10 Ave- 
nue Detroit 



CIRCUS ROUTES 



BARNUM & BAILEY 1 Abilene Tex .5 Dallas 4 
Hlllsboro 5 Waco Temple 7 Austin h San 
Antonio 10 Beaumont 11 Houston Li Bryan 
13 Corclsana 14 Waxahachie 15 Ft Worth 17 
Ardmore Okla 18 Shawnee 11) Enid 20 Tuls;i 
21 Muskogee 22 Ft Smith Ark 24 Texarkana 
25 Shreveport La 20 Monroe 27 Alexandria 
28 New Iberia 20-30 New Orleans 

BARNES AL G 4-8 New Westminster B (' 

BUFFALO HILL & PAWNEE BILL 1 Vallejo 
Cal .'I Oakland 4 Santa Cruz 5 Watsonvlllr 
0-10 San Franolsco 11 San Jose 12 Sio.-kton 
13 Fresno 14 Vlsallla 1". Uakersflcld 

CAMPBELL BROS 1 Sardis Miss 3 Gn-n<da 4 
Greenwood 5 Yazoo City Jackson 7 Kos<-u- 
sko 8 Starkville lo A< kernian 11 Durant 1. 
Water Valley 13 Holly Springs 14 Oxford 15 
Winona 17 Canton 

DOLE FISK 1 Tulla Tex 3 Lubbock 4 Plain- 
view 5 Canyon City Clovls N M 7 Por- 
tftles K Doswell 10 Hagerm.in 11 Artesla 12 
Carlsbad 13 Pecos Tex 



GOLLMAR BROS 1 Clinton Okla 3 Frederick 
15 Brlstow 17 Claremore 18 Weleetka Junc- 
tion 10 Ada 20 Madill 21 Durant 22 Hugo 
24 Hope Ark 

HAGENBECK-WALLACE 1 Columbia S C 3 
Augusta Ga 4 Thompson 5 Milledgevllle 
Macon 7 Cordele 8 Amerlcus 

MILLER BROS. 101 RANCH 1-2 Kansas City 
3 Marshall 4 Roodhouse 111 6 Springfield 
Carlinville 7 Alton 8-0 St Louis 

RINGL1NG BROS. 1 Hopklnsvllle Ky 3 Clarks- 
vllle Tenn 4 Nashville 5 Decatur Ala Bir- 
mingham 7 Gadsden 8 Annlston 10 Atlanta 
Ga 11 Rome 12 Chattanooga Tenn 13 Knox- 
ville 14 Johnson City 10 Bristol 17 Ashe- 
vllle N C 18 Salisbury 10 Winston-Salem 20 
Danville Va 21 Durham N C 22 Raleigh 24 
Greensboro 25 Gastonia 26 Spartanburg 27 
Greenville Va 28 Anderson 20 Gainesville 
31 Atlanta 

ROBINSON JOHN 11 Alkens S C 12 Black- 
vllle 13 Branchville 14 Orangeburg 15 Cam- 
den 17 Sumter 27 Jessup Ga 28 Helena 20 
Cochran 31 Jackson Ky Nov 1 Griffin Ga 2 
Douglasvllle 3 Tallapoosa 4 Columbiana Ala 
5 Blocton 

SELLS FLOTO 1 Corslcana Tex 

YANKEE ROBINSON 11 Campbell Mo 12 
Dexter 13 Rector Ark 14 Paragould 15 Jones- 
bo ro 17 Clarendon 18 England 10 Kison 20 
Althelmer 21 De Witt 22 Stuttgart 24 Brink- 
ley 



LETTERS 



Where C follows name, letter Is In Chi- 
cago. 

Where S F follows, letter Is at San Fran- 
cisco. 

Where L follows, letter is In London of- 
fice. 

Advertising or circular letters of any de- 
scription will not be listed when known. 

Letters will be held for two weeks. 

P following names Indicates postal, ad- 
vertised once only. 



Adams Josephine 

(C) 
Adams R C (C) 
Adams Eugene (C) 
Adams H _©eo (C) 
Adams R D (C) 
Addington Ruth (C) 
Adeal & Parker (C) 
Aette Anette (C) 
Ahern Chas 
Ahlbergs The (C) 
Alexander A Hughes 
Alblsher Fred (C) 
Allaire Fannie 
Allen Frederick (C) 
Almont ft Dumont 

(C) 
Altoun Grace (C) 
Alwarts Musical (C) 
Arlington Gene (C) 
Aug Edna 
Austin Wm H (C) 

Baker Joe (C) 
Baker Myron (C) 
liard Edward (C) 
Barry Frank 
Bartlett Bernlce 
Bartlett Louisa 
Barton John 
Barton ft Fee (C) 
Batre Frank 
Beaumont Arnold 

(C) 
Becker Ned 
Beeson Tom 
Bell Arthur (C) 
Bell ft Henry (L) 
Benler, Mrs 
Bennett Dorothy 
Bennett Lura (C) 
Bergenholtz Edward 

(C) 
Berger Edgar 
Bergere Valerie 
Herman Joe (C) 
Bernard ft Harrison 
Bernard Nat 
Berrett J (L) 
Bert Al (C) 
Uevau Alex (C) 
Blackwell Carlyle 
Blanchard Evelyn 

(C) 
Boos Blanche (C) 
Bowman Chas (C) 
Boynton Jane 
Breen Harry 
Brieder Fred (C) 
lirowder & Browder 
Bronn ft Cooper (C) 
Buckley Laura (C) 
Buckley Jack (C> 
Bullen W H (C) 
Burbank S M 
Burgess Bobby (C) 
Burkhardt Chas J 
Burns & Clark (C) 
Burrell Jlmmlc (C) 
Burt Glen (C) 
Burton Clarence (CI 
Byrnes Jack 

Cadwell A A (C) 



Camerons Musical 

(C) 
Campbell Flo (L) 
Campbell Flo 
Canpy Mrs M (C) 
Carlton Chas 
Carmen Helen (C) 
Carney Don (C) 
Carter Sol (C) 
Casey Harry 
Cass Maurice (C) 
Caasady Eddie (C) 
Casselll Rosina 
Cell Chas (C) 
Chadsey Marjorle(C) 
Chevalier A (L) 
Chip ft Marble 
Christie Will (C) 
Clark ft Verdi (C) 
Clarke Delmar E 
Clawson S H (C) 
Cogswell Sarah L(C) 
Collins Chrissle (P) 
Collins W D (C) 
Conroy T A 
Cooley May (C) 
Cornell Margaret(C) 
Cox Ray 
Coxe Henry (C) 
Crane J W 
Crapeau Harry (C) 
Crawford Lillian 
Cremona A K (C) 
Crockford Jessie (S 

F) 
Cronln Catherine 
Crotton Bros 
Cull J (C) 
Cunningham Jean 

(C) 
Cunningham & Ross 

(L) 
Cupltt P J (C) 

Dahdau Saad (C) 
Dale Reba (C) 
Daley ft O'Brien (C) 
Daly Jas H (C) 
Daly J A (C) 
Daley ft Well (C) 
D'Amon Cherta 
Darrah Chas (C) 
Darrell Trixle (C) 
Darts Daring (C) 
Davis Hal (C) 
Dazle Mile 
Day Carita (C) 
DeBalesttier Animals 

Defrejl Gadran (S 

F) 
DeFord Vera 
Defrey (C) 
Dekum Frank (C) 
Delmore Louise 
Delno Fred (C) 
DeLong W P 
Dennis Ada (C) 
Densiuore Beth (C) 
Dermont Arthur (C) 
D e v o e PasqueNna 

(C) 
Dixon Chas 
Donovan ft Arnold 



Doughertys Musical 
(C) 

Dunbar Tudor (C) 
Dreyer ft Dreyer 

(C) 
Du Ball 
Duff Billy (P) 
Dunedln Troupe 
Dunham Wm 
Dunsworth ft Valder 

(C) 
Dwyer Nellie (C) 

Eagon A Austin (C) 
Early ft Lalght (C) 
East Fred (0) 
Earle Frank (8 F) 
Edmonds Joe 
Edmundo J Coney 
Edward Dandy (L) 
Edwards ft Glenwood 

(C) 
Elaine Mable (C) 
Elalnne Mabel 
Electra (8 F) 
Ellison Evelyn (C) 
Elona (C) 
Emerson ft Summers 

(O 
Esterbrooks Musical 
Ethella Vlvl (C) 
Excels ft Franks 

Farber Irene 
Farnum Wm (C) 
Farrlngton Paula 
Faust Ted (C) 
Fay Mrs H (C) 
Fay ft Klrsnon (C) 
Feeley Mickey (C) 
Ferguson Dave 
Ferguson ft Murray 

(C) 
Fern Ray 
FUdes Adeline 
Flnley Willie (SF) 
Fitzgerald ft O'Dell 

(C) 
Fltzglbbon Ned 
Flaire Billy (C) 
Flynn Earl (C) 
Folson Gertrude (C) 
Fondo Mabelle 
Fox Frank (C) 
Fox Kathryn (C) 
Francellas Great (C) 
Francis Adeline 
Francis Ruth (P) 
Franks Chas ft Lil- 
lian (C) 
Fregoll Mile (C) 
French Ida (C) . 
French Bert 
Frltchle ft Adams 
Fritz Leo (C) 
Froman Mr (C) 
Fuller Bert (C) 
Fuller Bill 

Garrett Sam 
Gent M (L) 
Giener Chas (C) 
Glrard ft Gardner 
Gleason Josephine 

(C) 
Goelet John W (C) 
Golden Happy (C) 
Golden Valeska 
Gonzalez Beatrice 

(C) 
Goell J J (C) 
Gordon Max (Cj 
Gordon ft Henry (C) 
Graham O E 
Granberry ft Lamon 

(C) 
Gray A Peters 
Gray Trio 
Green Jimmy (C) 
Greene John 
Greenwood Barrett 

(C) 
Gregory F L (C) 
Griffin Jas 
Gregory F L (Q) 
Gross Wm (C) 
Groves Hal 
Gypsy Girls Ameri- 
can (C) 
Hagan ft Hutchlns 

(C) 
Hagan Mth. Wm J 
Haines Walter Mrs 
Hall ft Colbern (C) 
Hamlin Frank (C) 
Hanson Louise 
Harlow .I«ss«- H (<"> 
Hathaway Anna (C) 
Hawkins Jack (C) 
Hayes George Har- 
ris (C) 
Hayes Sully (C) 
Haynt>H Sisters (C) 
Healy Dan (C) 
Heath Bobby 
Herbert Cliff (C) 
Herman Harvey (C) 



Hewitt Rush (0) 
Hill H P (C) 
Hill Hamilton 
Hirshorn Emma (C) 
Hoefllng Bella (L) 
Holtman Dick (8 F) 
Horn brooks Bron- 
chos (C) 
Horton Chas (C) 
Hudson Leon (L) 
Hunter Stanley 
Huntington A A (C) 

Inge ft Farrell 
Inglls Gus (C) 

Jackson Harold (C) 
Jackson Harold (S 

F) 
Jackson C H (C) 
James Chester (C) 
Johnson Rose (C) 
Johnson Virginia^ 1 ) 
Johnston Albert 
Jolson Al 
Jones Alfred (C) 
Jones Irving (C) 
Jones & Grclner (C) 
Jordon Bert 
Jordons Flying 
Julance Harry (C) 



Ty 
(C) 

(C) 



Kal Billy 
Karlton Avery 
Kashl Kataa 
Kearns Jack 
Keller Fred ,_, 
Kellerher Maurice 

(C) 

Kelly Art (C) 
Kelso Louis (C) 
Kelton Mrs 8 (C) 
Kenton H L <P) 
Kirk Ethel (C) 
Kllmbeck A J (C) 
Kllppel H T 
Kohler Grace (C) 
Kroma Joe (C) 
Kroneman Evald 

(C) 
Kullervo Bros 
Kurtz Lisle (C) 
Kwell B F 

La Crandall L (C) 
La Belle Rosa 
Ladleux Chas (C) 
Lamb Harriett 
Lambert (L) 
Langdon Lucille 
Langton Lilly 
Lannlgan Joe 
La Salle Edna 
Laredo ft Blake 
Laurent Marie (C) 
Laurie Joe 
Leas Mary Jordan 

(C) 
Lehman L (C) 
Leon Ed (C) 
Leonard Bessie (C) 
Leonard A Ellis (C) 
Leonard Grace 
Leonerts Three (C) 
Leonhart Harry 
Lerso Nellie 
Lester Great 
lister A Moure (C) 
Le Van Bert 
Levlene Edward 
Lewis Jack (C) 
Lewis Trio 
Llghthawk Earl (C) 
Livingston Mr (C) 
Lloyd Heleh> 
Lloyd Helen (C) 
Lloyd Evans 
Lorraine Olga (C) 
Lorraine A Dudley 

(C) 
Lowando Martin 
Lucler Paul 
Lussler Guy 
Lyman Twins (C) 
Lyons Sadie (C) 

Mncfarlane Anna 
Mack Chas (C) 
Mack Floyd 
Mankln (C) 
Manning Sisters 
Marango Chas (C) 
Marcus Henry 
Marcus & Sheldon 
M.irgant & Jackson 

(C) 
Marshall Sellna (C) 
Marshall A King 
Martin Daisy (C) 
Maxwell Jos 
Mayers J (L) 
Maynard Claire 
Maynard Dot (C) 
Ma/.on Pert (C) 
McCann Mr & Mrs 

(C) 



. STRASSMAN 

Attorney. MS Broadway. New York. 
Theatrical Claims. Advice Free 



HAD TOOPEN ANOTHER NEW STORE 

The theatrical trade has outgrown as again and we have to open another new store to 
take care of It It'e right In the heart of things— at the head ef Long Acre Square, almost 
opposite the clubrooms of the White Rats. This store will allow us to give you ■till better 
eorvlco. 

Have you seen the new steel fittings on ths XX Trunks T We have outgrown the annealed 
east iron, which the best of the old-fashioned heavy canvas-covered wood trunk manufac- 
turers use. 



WILLIAM BAL, Inc. 

8KND FOR CATAUMUB V. MILBSM OP 

1578 BROADWAY AM 710 SEVENTH AVENUE. NEW YORK 



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VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



CHARLES AHEARN 




"THE RACING MAN" 

PAT ('ASSY. Agent 

CHAS. F. SEMON 

"THE NARROW FELLER" 

THE BROWNIES ci 



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Presenting 
A ROARINO FARCE. 

THE WAR 18 OVER" 

TOM BRANTFORD, Manager. 



WHICH OF US IS ME? 




Terry Twins 

The most remarkable human 
duplicates since the time of 
Shakespeare's " Two Dromios 



SI 



"Morning Mercury," New Bedford, Mass. 
Sept. 13: 

"For never were two youths more exactly 
alike." 

"Citizen-Courier," Lowell, Mass., Sept. 20: 

. . . .these two men do not have to bedaub their 
countenances and pad their shoulders In order 
to bring striking resemblance. They open 
up a vein of comedy which Is but rarely 
vouchsafed audiences." 



Wilfred Clarke 



A New Fares. "THB DEAR DEPARTED." In Rehearsal. 
SKETCHES on hand or written to order. 



130W. 44th St., New York 



THE OKU R AS 

MARVELOUS 
JAPANESE 

FOOT 
JUGGLERS 

AND 
BALANCERS 

Elegant Ward- 
rol>e and Stage 
Settings. 

Booking for 
coming season. 

AddresH: 1765 
Clybourn Ave., 
Chicago. 

SAM DODY 

"THE ORIGINAL, WOP." 

UNITED TIME. 
New York. MAX HART. Manager. 

SAM K. OTTO 




"The Yiddisha Brownie 



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A New Departure in Hebrew Comedlanlsm. 
Permanent address, care VARIETY, Chicago. 



SO LONG FOLKS 
We are travelling for G. H. WEBSTER. 



SENATOR 
and MRS. 



MONTROSE 



Singing and Dancing 
Laugh Producers. 



MARY ANN BROWN 

"THE GIRL FROM LONDON TOWN' 9 

Character Singing Comedienne En-route S-C Circuit Direction JO PAIGE SMITH 

IM THIS <CEiBE» A rf"^EB" 



RANK 



JEROME 



JULI 



HUNTER 

Very Different 
Acrobats 

\ CROMWELLS 

ARE COMING 

The most novel juggling act extant 









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(Permanent Address, 
Care VARIETY. New York 



REX 



COMEDY CIRCUS 

DOCS, CATS, PONIE8 and 

THE HOMELIEST, MEANEST AND WISEST OLD MOLE IH THE WORLD 

Booked Solid Until Noretnber. W. V. If. A. Time. 

PAUL DURAND, Agent, Longaere Bids., Times Square, New York. 

BELL -RICHARDS 

Electric Novelties 

I N 

Musical Instruments 

Still Playing Sullivan — Considine Time 

Will be AT LIBERTY Nov. 28. Open to Negotiate 




JEW 
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Address Care WHITE RATS. 

1533 Broadway. New York City 



FRANK 



PAULINE 



BERRY 

Hronx, New York City. Next Week (Oct. \\) 



AND 



BERRY 

Direction. MAX HART 



GUY 



FRANCES 



RAWSON AND CLARE 

"JUST KIDS" 

WEEK (OCT. 3), LOS ANGELES. 



HARRY TATE'S Co. 

PISHING MOTORING 



New York 
England 
Australia 
Africa 




HANNON'S 



ORIOINA 



act 



flLylP l" 8cener y to mount it 
UlfIL \ talent to back it 




Wkon anoworlnf adTortloamonU kindly mention VARIETY. 



VARIETY 



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Now Booking from 

Coast to Coast 



WILLIAM MORRIS 



INCORPORATED 



NEW YORK 
American Music Hall Building 



CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO BOSTON 

167 Dearborn Street Monadnock Building 413 Washington Street 

ACTS DESIRING TO PLAT THB NEW ENOLAND CIRCUITS COMMUNICATB WITH OUR BOSTON OPPICB. 



NEW ORLEANS 
Maieon Blanche Building 



Hammerstein's 

|T| , # AMERICA'S MOST 

Virrnpiii famous vardj- 

▼ lltlUl ICl TT THEATRE. 

OPBN THB TBAR AROUND. 



Vaudeville Headliners 
»d Good Standard Acts 

If yen have an op«n week jon want ta 111 at 
•hort notloe, writ* to W. L. DOCK8TADBR, 

GARRICK THEATRE, WILMINGTON. DEL. 

Can oloee Saturday night and make any city 

cast of Chicago to opon Monday night 

IA# A IITtnFor Gu« Sun's Own Acts 
V¥Alw I LU 8MALL CIRL8 

Height 5 ft. 3 In. limit. Who sing and dance, 
to work Id singing and dancing spectacles. 

Character Comedians to fill following 
vacancies : 

SILLY KID--DACO--TOUCH--JEW 

MIHtTIEL PEIPLE OF ILL KINDS. 
CM ALSO USE MMMaTIC PMDUCHS 

All must have good voices for chorus and 
solo work, forty weeks guaranteed. 

The Gus Sun Booking Exchange Company 
Is not affiliated with the United Booking 
Offices of America. 

Address all communications to Jules Held 

GUS SUN PRODUCING CO. 

(New Sim Theatre) SPHN6FIELD. OHIO 



BRENNAN'S AUSTRALIAN 
VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT 

JAMBS BRBNNAN, Sole Proprietor. 
WANTBD: FIRST-CLASS SPECIALTY ACTS. 
FARES ADVANCED from Vancouver, Canada. 
SIXTEEN SUCCESSIVE WEEKS. 
FARES and BAOOAOB PAID by the manage- 
ment from time of arrival until departure from 
Australia. ONE PERFORMANCE AT NIOHT ; 
MATINEES. WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS 
AND HOLIDAYS. NO SUNDAY WORK. Five 
per cent commission charged on all contracts. 
Only address, 

JAS. C. BAIN, General Manager. 

National Amphitheatre, Sydney, Australia. 

Cable Addresa. PENDANT. 

HYDE & BEHMAN 

AMUSEMENT COMPANY 

Temple Bar Building, Brooklyn N. Y. 

STAR THEATRE Brooklyn 

GAYETY THEATRE Brooklyn 

GAYETY THEATRE Pittsburg 

STAR AND GARTER Chicago 

ALWAYS OPEN TIME FOR FEATURE ACTS. 

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PUBLISHED FORTNIGHTLY. 

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VAUDEVILLE THEATRES, Inc. 

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WITH US. COLONIAL BLDG., BOSTON, MASS (ROOM 522). 

GIVING ENTIRE SATISFACTION TO MANAGERS. 

Consolidated Booking Offices 

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CAN PLACE COOP ACTS 

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Circulation guaranteed to be larger than that of any English Journal devoted to the Dra- 
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THE STAGE 

NBW YORK AGENTS— Paul Tauslg, 104 Bast 14th Bt, and Samuel French A Bona, tt-M 
West 22nd Street 

Artists visiting Bngland are Invited to send particulars of their act and date of opening. 
THE STAGB Letter Box la open for the reception of their 'mall. 

IS YORK STREET, COVBNT OARDBN. LONDON. W. O. 

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STANDARD COMEDY ACTS. BTO. 
WRITB IN FOR TIMB IN AUGUST AND 8BPTBMBBR. 
Room 1114-5-6, Carney Bldg., Boston. Maaa. ONLY WHITB RAT CONTRACTS. 

WANTED, BIG COMEDY AND NOVELTY FEATURE 

Acta to write or wire open time. Booking Thalia, Chicago; Jollet Bloomlngton, Ottawa. Blgln. 
Aurora, Streator, Mattoon, 111. ; Waterloo, la., and other houses In Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. 

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of your customers Is required to build up a succeeaful business. 
I have arranged STEAMSHIP accommodations 4 TIMBS far 
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Artists write for Consecutive time. 
This Is a r»'r agency. 



McCracken Tom 
McCullough Carl 

(C) 
McCullough Carl 
McDonald .las (C) 
McGlnnls Frank (C) 
McGloine Kdna (C) 
McGrath Thos 
McGreevey Jas M 
McKee Buck 
McKinney Jas 
McLallen & Carson 

(C) 
McWaters Arthur 
Melville & Devere 
Merrick Tom (C) 
Merrltt Hal (C) 
Mllburn Burt (C) 
Miles Ben 
Mlley & Orth 
Millard Fred 
Mills Johnny 
Mitchell Abble 
Mitchell Ethel (C) 
Montrose Marie (C) 
Moore Juliet 
Moos H A F (C) 
Mordlca Hap (P) 
Morton Bessie (C) 
Mortimer Sisters 

(C) 
Moss Mr (L) 



Muller Eugene (C) 
Murphy J Theo (C) 
Murray John F (C) 
Murray Thos (C) 

Neary Tom (P) 
Nelson Bert (C) 
Newbert Amanda (C) 
Newell ft Nlblo (C) 
Newton Chas L 
Newton Margie 
Nicholas Lew (C) 
Nolon Geo F 

OConnell C P J 
O'Dole Geo ft Altbea 

(C) 
O'Neill Ray B 
Ormsby Wm 
Osborne Teddy 
Osborne Elmer (C) 
Otto Sam K (C) 
Otto & West (C) 

Packard Thad C 

(C) 
Paddock O D (C) 
Page F M 
Palmer Harry 
Parker Bessie (C) 
Parker Walter (C) 
Parry Charlotte 
Paull * Kent (C) 



Pe?ree C D 
Perkins E J (C) 
Petrle ft Lewis (C) 
Petroff (S F) 
Phasma (C) 
Plunkett Chas E (C) 
Plunkett Jas E 
Potter nillv 
Potter Harry (S F) 
Powell W O 
Preston Geo (C) 
Prlncton Jack 

Quealy Jas (C) 
Qulgley Ell (C) 

Radcliffe Marie (C) 
Raff kin J (C) 
Randolph Fred ft 

Gertie 
Rankin McKe» (C) 
Rathbun Geo 
Raymond & Harper 
Raymond Mabel 
Raymond Marion(C) 
Reed O C (C) 
Reed Jack (C) 
Reich Felix 
Reinhard Wm (Ci 
Reno Geo B 
Rich Geb F (C) 
Richards L (C) 



Rlddell Robt J (C) 
Riddrll Robt G (SF) 
Rlddell Robt J 
Rigby Arthur (C) 
Ritchie Adele 
Rlvlns ft Richardson 
Rlvoll Caeser (C) 
Robinson Alice (C) 
Roeberg Kdw (C) 
Roehr Alfred (C) 
Rogers Clara (SF> 
Rogers Will 
Rosalre B 
Rose Art U (C) 
Rose Lillian (C) 
Ross Fred (SF) 
Roth L (C) 
Ruffner Freda (P) 
Russell Mr (C) 
Ruzinskt Malks (C) 
Ryder Mrs C, W 

Samazna M (C) 
Samuels Ray 
Savage & De Crotean 
Savov Lucille 
Srhack Nat 
Schillings Win 
Scott Norman H ( C > 
Sellcy Mayme (C) 
Shannon Bertha CC) 
Shannon Hazel (C) 



Shannons Four (C) 
Sheridan Verne E 
Sherman Charlotte 

(CI 
Shields Great (C) 
Shiltz One (C) 
Siegel Fannie (C) 
Si nuns N ( L) 
Singing C.irls (C> 
Skatells Tlie (C) 
Smith Al (P) 
Smith C A 
Smith .las II (C) 
Smltli ('apt lack I <" i 
Smith & Fowler fCi 
Smith Henderson 

(C) 
Sommers & Horfon 
Springfonl Harold 
Startup Harry (C) 
Stark A/ Ryan ( C ) 
Steele Fist* rs 
Steely W C (O 
S-ewai ' Hdit \ (<' > 
StWle R. He I i: ) 
Straight C T 
Suirtmnfo S ((') 
Sulllv:'n Harry 
Sul!v <v Hussev ((' ) 
Sullv ta k (C) 
Swan Edith B 
Swann Hal 



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Swor ft Mack (C) 

Syretae Geo (C) 

Tanaka Kin (C) 
Tannehlll Edward 

(C) 
Tannehlll Edward W 

(S F) 
Taylor Adamlni 
Temple I) (L) 
Templeton R (L) 
Terry & Elmer (C) 
Texlo (C) 
Thomas Kid 
Thompson Violet 

(C) 
Tied' n Grace 
Trent Zlla (C) 
Turner D H 
Tupcano Otis 

Valmore Louis (C) 
Vastor ft Merle <C) 
Vandetle Billy (C) 
Van Hout Jan (C) 
Van GladyB (C) 
Vanity Miss (C) 
Van Mlgllno 
Van Ruth (C) 
Van Wormer <8 F) 
Varden F A (C) 
Vaughan Dorothy 

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Managers Join our circuit. 

Square dealing to both Managert and Artists. 

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Vaughn Emll (S F) 
Verden Lew 
Vevy Lena (C) 

Walte Willie 
Wakefield Willa 

Holt (C) 
Walllnsley Frank 

(C) 
Walsh Paula (C) 
Warne Dave (C) 
Warren Chas (C) 
Ward ft Harrington 

(L) 
Warren & Francis 

(C) 
Waters Frank (C) 
Waterson Henry 

(C) 
Watson ft Dwyer 

(C) 



Weaver ft Lambert 
(C) 

Webber Chas D (C) 
Wells Richard (C) 
Wells Maxlne (C) 
Wheeler Lew (C) 
Wheelock Cha.-* 
Whollen Joe 
Wlcke Gus 
Wilbur Chas W 
Wild Al H (C) 
Willis Collins (C) 
Withers Jack (C) 
Wlthro Nancy (C) 
Witt Cochran R (C) 
Wolf & Zadella (C) 
Wood & I^awson (C) 

Young Myrtle (P) 
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P fw ti Seta Dewberry and Jawn Jawaaon In 
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Gene Hughes 

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The Champion Singers off Vaudeville 

The Bttt tisoias Qsiatsttt m Yssacvals 

Sam J. Curtis »' Co. 

MELODY AND MIRTH 

In the Original "School Aot." 




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success. 

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Week Oct. 3, Majestic. La Crosse. Wis. 

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Oct. 'A, Orpheum, Mon- 
treal. 
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This is no Kid this 
time. Did big in Bos- 
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cont rants, Oh! help If 
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Sept. 26, Princess, 
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QUEEN OP VAUDEVILLE 

DOINO WELL, THANK TOU. 

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"THOSE THREE BOYS," 
VARIETY. New York. 
The Grandest sight that met our eyes was 
the "Statue of Liberty." 

VARDOH, PERRY and WILBER 

Lottie Bellman 

Address eare VARIETY, London. 



J. LOUIS JEANNE 

INTZ and PALMER 

"THE OTHER HALF." 

A Classy Binning and Talking Comedietta. 

An Original Playlet In "ONE" by Louis Weslyp 

Marshall P. Wilder 

ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. 
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Address care VAUDEVILLE CLUB 

08 Charing Croat Road, London. E ng. 

RAMESES 

THE EGYPTIAN MYSTIC 

In 

"THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLE OF MYSTERY" 

Orpheum Circuit, V. S. A. 

Business Representative, WILL COLLINS, 
London, England. 

or^al WILL LACEY 

CYCLING COMEDIAN 
The Fallow That Waltzes 

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Originatorrof the combined novelty' 
Singing and Waltzing on Uni»\\clej! 
in spot light dark stago* Now Play- I 
Bf Sullivan Con tidiae Circuit, with bio 
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Introducing Singing. Danolng and 

SKATORIALISM 

Direction JAMBS B. PLUNKETT. 



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LENA TYSON 

Playing Orpheum Time. 
M. S. BENTHAM. Manager. 




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Colonial, Chicago, Indef. 

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THE TYPICAL TOPICAL TICKLE 

TICKLERS. 

Putting Over Another New One. 

"AT THE SONO BOOTH." 

JAMES E. PLUNKETT. Smart Mgr. 

carl HERMAN 

Now Playing United Time. 

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The Boob (Per.Ad.Vaad.Coaam.Cl.) Prima Donna 







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"OH YOU CORK " 

joe MURRY and STONE Frances 

Negro Delineators. Introducing Miss Stone's 

Planolog. 
Our agent. NORMAN JEFFERIES. 




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Chronicle, Aug. 22. 
San Frenci.Bco, Cal« 

MINSTREL MAKES 



Al Jolson Peddles Nonsense 
That Pleases Audience- 
Other Numbers Average. 

By RALPH E. RENAUD. 

WHEN Al Jolson appeared at the 
American a couple of years 
ago he wae Juet as good aa be 
It now. but people dld<t know It. He 
wae at a house which didn't draw a 
discriminating public and with a show 
that "busted." Now he comes to the 
Orpheum, and easily makes hlmeelf the 
feature of the bill. 

He merely peddles nonsense, but tho 
way in which he does It elicits screams 
of pleasure from his audience. His 
chatter Is light as air and quite un- 
quotable: but his slight frame is full 
of life and vim, and he gesticulates 
with a silly forcefulness td ram home 
every word of his stuff. It Is worth 
a visit to the Orpheum Just to hear 
him utter the name "Pittsburg," which 
he does with a kind of plaslceto ex- 
ploslveness. His whistling IS a stunt 
and a good one. but his real asset Is 
his manner. Jolson carries on the best 
traditions of black face and old-fash- 
ioned art somewhat deteriorated In the 
easy conquests of vaudeville. 

Minnie Dupree. a clever and fl**' 



Bulletin. AU&.22 
San Francisco. Cal. 

IGOOD VAUDEVILLE 

AT OTARRELL-ST. 
HOUSE 

Al Jolson, Blackface Comedian, 

Makes Laughing 

Hit. 



Telegram. Aug. 8. 
Portland, Ore. 



The Orpheum show this week Is a 
mefry melange, served hot That may 
be a mixed metaphor, but it shouldn t 
conceal our meaning regarding our 
opinion of the show. It isn t a question 
of being good or bad, for the laughing 
streaks come close together, so nobody 
worries. 

If Al Jolson. formerly of Dock- 
stader's minstrels, doesn't make you 
laugh with a big haw-haw into the ear 
of the lady In front, you had better 
hire out as a professional mourner at 
Chinese funerals. olson is funny and 
supplies the thickest laughing direak 
In the whole show 

"The Mliwsu-r a 



MINSTREL 
STAR AT 



Al Jolson Wins the Honors in 
This Week's "Vud" Pro- 
gramme. 



(BT W. P. 9TRANDBORG.) 

The bill at tbe Orpheum Is a peculiar 
melange. " It has endless variety and 
provokes whole-hearted applause. That 
Is, three or four of the numbers do. 
The majority of the audience that 
packed the house to the doore last 
night seemed to think it was a pretty 
decent sort of mid-Summer diet 

Head and shoulders above all etande 
* brilliant minstrel man Those whose 
heads now are growing bald or gray 
felt that In Al Jolson aear old \billy 
Emerson lives once more. These wae 
sincere reminiscence in the bold com- 
parison, and no greater tribute could 
I this hsrd-wprking smoke" deetre than 
to feel that he was conjuring up mem- 
ories of the elder day. when a minstrel 
was greater than a king." Jolson re- 
vives and purveys the best of the long- 
cherished traditions of legitimate min- 
strelsy ss the public knew it and clam- 
ored for It In it. pristine g ory With 
Jolson there »e no descension to the 
claptrap, to the suggestive or the bois- 
tirSus. He doesn't revamp or ferbtah 
the ancient jokes or songs, lot he has 
th» talent to deliver his new. clean. 

15l*mS «»« i- • £«5™ Eg 

way clearly his own He elngs. dances 
Models whistles, tell, stories and I last 
night got so many recalle he had to 

beg off _ 



San Francisco Examiner 
Aif 22, 1910 

Al Jolson was a scream with his 
salad, which was Just peppery 
enough to tickle. It was only a 
few months ago that a big maga- l 
sine held Jolson up to public 
scorn as a performer whose ques- 
tionable Jests degrade the stage. 
Jolson was not offensive yester- 
day, but he certainly was funny. 
And the hit he made compelled 
him to make a speech before he 
could get away. 



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SEASON'S BIGGEST HIT 



ON THE 



ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 

I Don't Have to Prove IT 
(I Admit IT) 

ARTHUR KLEIN, Manager 



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The Or«f onian, Portland, Ore. 
Aof. 9, 1910 

Another good bill, fat all 
through, Is decorating the boards 
at the Orpheum this week, and 
everybody concerned Is conse- 
quently hsppy. 

After Minnie Dupree and her 
company present their very funny 
farce, "The Minister's Wife," the 
audience collectively and individ- 
ually agree that It Is the feature 
act (and so the type says), but 
when Al Jolson, a slender singing 
and dancing chap, has made his 
nth exit, the consensus of opinion 
rapidly turns turtle and popular 
acclaim hoists the gentle minstrel 
to the topmost notch of popularity. 
Yesterday he had to run away 
from encores after making a 
"speech." 



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STOLL AGAINST THE FIELD; 

ENGLAND'S FUTURE LINE-UP 



Expected that the Battle will Start with the Departure 

of Oswald Stoll. Removes to Coliseum Building 

Dec. 1. Resignation not yet Accepted. 



(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, Oct. 6. 

Confirming the reports of a long 
time back that the Moss-Stoll combin- 
ation would separate Jan. 1, Oswald 
Stoll gave notice Oct. 1 to employees 
that he had resigned hie chairmanship 
of the co-operative companies. This 
was required under a provision calling 
for the chairman to give three months' 
notice. 

The rumors that Mr. Stoll was an- 
noyed by interference in his direction 
of the Moss-Stoll circuit are upheld 
by the action of the chairman. If his 
resignation is accepted and he steps 
out at the first of the new year, it 
will divide vaudeville over here into 
two strong opposing camps. 

Stoll will head his own circuit, while 
the Moss' Empires will likely be found 
aligned with the Alfred Butt-Walter 
De Frece-Martin Beck combine. The 
situation will actually resolve itself 
into Stoll against the field. 

About the only chance of the Moss- 
Stoll Tour remaining solid is that of 
the Moss directors inducing Stoll to 
withdraw his resignation. To do this, 
Stoll will demand a number of con- 
cessions. The opinion seems to be 
that the resignation will stand. It has 
been reported at different times in 
Variety how Stoll was fortifying him- 
self against the coming separation, by 
building up and strengthening his own 
circuit. 

Should the Stoll resignation stand, 
<*nd the lines in England become 11m- 
..^d Lo two divisions — of which Moss 
and Butt are one — it will probably be 
found that Mr. Stoll will make an 
American booking connection through 
William Morris, being obliged to this 
stand through the presumption that 
the connection of Moss and Butt with 



Martin Beck — and through Beck with 
the United Booking Offices — will stop 
the Stoll circuit from procuring Amer- 
ican "United acts." 

After Dec. 1, the Stoll offices will 
be in the Coliseum building. Though 
all the talk and general impression is 
"fight" between Moss and Stoll after 
the separation, wiser heads say there 
will be a friendly arrangement 
reached between them, though each 
books from a different office. 

Stoll has announced new halls for 
King's Cross and Kilburn. In Kil- 
burn Stoll will oppose a Gibbons hall; 
at King's Cross, it will be "The Syn- 
dicate" that Stoll bucks against. As 
Stoll and "The Syndicate" have had 
a working understanding heretofore, 
the King's Cross invasion is looked 
upon as a certain indication that Mr. 
Stoll believes he will have to battle 
against all the London managers. 

A peculiar phrase of the present 
situation is that Stoll is telling every- 
thing to the newspapers, while the 
Moss side is entirely quiet. Many be- 
lieve that Allan Young, former chief 
of department in the Moss-Stoll of- 
fice will be found with Sir Edward 
after the split arrives. Young, it was 
claimed at the time of his resignation, 
had started the feeling which last 
week resulted in the notice of quittal 
given by Stoll. 

Providing the present surmise of 
the future situation in the halls over 
here comes, the condition will be very 
much akin on this side to the present 
state of vaudeville affairs in America, 
as it relates to the managerial in- 
terests and bookings. 



CONSPIRACY CHARGED. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

In Superior Court Wednesday after- 
noon Adolph Marks entered suit on 
behalf of Paul Sitner against William 
Morris, J. C. Matthews, J. G. Conder- 
man and the Conderman Amusement 
Company of the Julian Theatre. 

Conspiracy is claimed in keeping 
Adelaide Keim and Co. out of the 
bill at Sittners for the week of Oct. 
17. This is the aftermath of some 
recent bookings the local Morris of- 
fice made for headliners at Sittner's. 

"The Operator" and Josephine Sabel 
were contracted for weeks of Oct. 10- 
24 respectively, but it is asserted by 
the Morris people that contracts were 
never issued for Miss Keim. Sittner 
recently cancelled the other two acts 
and Mr. Matthews believes that such 
caution cleaned the slate. 

Conderman is in the suit because it 
was his house that Miss Keim opened 
the season. She is contracted to play 
a return there for as many open weeks 
as she may have and as often as she 
wants to. 

Sittner's and the Linden are only 
about three miles apart on the North 
Side. 



"CON & OO." THROUGH. 

Henry W. Savage's production of 
"Con & Co." playing at Shuberts' Na- 
zimova, New York, ends its life this 
evening, and goes on the well trod- 
den road to the storehouse. 

The show has had but a short life. 
The storehouse decision is said to 
have been arrived at by Mr. Savage 
while in conversation with the author 
over the long distance 'phone. Oliver 
Herford, who wrote the piece, could 
not see a change suggested by Mr. 
Savage for the first act. It is said that 
Mr. Savage mentioned the storage 
place while the author was still say- 
ing "Hello!" 

Maud Odell (not the poser) of "Con 
& Co." will enter vaudeville in a 
sketch. Monday a newcomer to the 
cast of the show purchased evening 
dress regalia at an expense of $125. 



RIVO 

THE NAPOLEON OP THE QUICK CHANGE ART. 
Next Week (Oct 10), American Music Hall, Chicago. 



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BERNHARDT RE-ENGACtED. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, Oct. 6. 

The stupendous success of Sarah 
Bernhardt at the Coliseum has re- 
sulted in a return engagement for the 
tragedienne, for the fall of 1911. She 
will then again play from four to eight 
weeks for Oswald Stoll at her present 
salary of $4,000 weekly (without com- 
mission). 

Mme. Bernhardt's engagement of 
four weeks concludes Oct. 16. Short- 
ly after she will depart for America 
to commence a farewell legitimate 
tour for Klaw & Erlanger. 

The return trip for the halls here 
passed through the London branch of 
the Marinelli agency. 



TWO HITS IN BERLIN. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Berlin, Oct 6. 
Two of the American acts on the 
October program at the Wintergarten 
scored at the opening last Saturday 
(Oct. 1). 

W. C. Fields, the juggler, made a 
big hit. The Five Mowatts, club jug- 
glers, did finely. 



TWO COHAN PRODUCTIONS. 

Two of the Geo. M. Cohan output 
are to return to vaudeville, with Ar- 
thur Klein and Jack Wilson as the 
producers. The first will be "The 
Governor's Son," billed to play the 
Hudson, Union Hill, N. J., Oct. 17. In 
the opening company of thirteen will 
be as principals, Rosle Green, Bessie 
Marlow, Fred Santley and Gus 
Thomas. 

"Little Johnny Jones" Is to follow 
later. 



BESSIE CLAYTON IN PARIS REVUE 

Paris, Sept. 28. 
Bessie Clayton, the American toe 
dancer, is rehearsing to open in the 
new revue at the Olympia, Oct. 14. 



FIRST AID FOR RUBES. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 
Jules Von Tilaer has invented a 
noiseless soup-spoon for use In the 
Saratoga Cafe, so the farmers can 
hear the orchestra. 



VARIETY 



GABY MAY LISTEN NOW. 

Gaby Deslys is likely to be In de- 
mand by European variety managers 
now tbat iting Manuel of Portugal baa 
been tumbled off his perch, and she 
is receiving so much newspaper notor- 
ietylety. Oaby Is some dandy look- 
ing blonde and also a very good per- 
former. She played the Alhambra, 
London, last season for six weeks to 
a big succeas in an act on the style of 
Dazie's pantomime. 

When Polalre waa booked over here 
by Hammersteln, William Morris ca- 
bled his London efflce to secure Oaby. 
His intention waa to bill her as "the 
handsomest women in Paris" against 
the "ugly" billing of Polaire. But 
Oaby and the King had to be consid- 
ered. The Morris representative had 
his troubles with the French girl. No 
arrangements could be made. It was 
understood at the time that no con- 
tracts were signed without the ap- 
proval of Manuel. 

A king with a throne and a king 
without a throne are different, and 
Oaby may listen to reason now. Am- 
erican vaudeville may consider the 
Freooh girl well enough advertised to 
draw over here. That will cost Am- 
ericans about $1,500 per. When the 
King held down his Job Oaby wanted 
$1,250, and the newspapers had not 
then said she was the reason for a 
monarchy overturn. 



"DAUGHUE" JOINS LILLIAN. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 
Dorothy Russell visited her mother 
during Miss Russell's engagement at 
Powers', which ended last Saturday 
night, and left here as an acting mem- 
ber of "In Search of a Sinner," en- 
gaged for the rest of the season. 



KATE ELLNORE, AUTHORESS. 

The Shuberts have agreed to pro- 
duce a musical comedy within six 
months, it is said, and star Kate Elin- 
ore In it. Miss Ellnore and her hus- 
band, Sam Williams, wrote the piece. 

Before the production of her play, 
Miss Ellnore will appear in the new 
Hammersteln comic opera, to open at 
the Manhattan next month. The show 
now in rehearsal will be tried out at a 
few up-state cities before returning for 
the metropolitan engagement. 

In the opera, Miss Ellnore and 
Harry Cooper will have the opposite 
comedy roles. 



EMMA FRANCIS* ANKLE BROKEN. 

Boston, Oct. 6. 

While playing in "The Belle of Brit- 
tany" at Portsmouth, N. H., last week, 
Bmma Francis fell during a dance, 
breaking her left ankle. She was 
brought here and will remain In this 
city until recovered. 

Miss Francis had the role of "Toin- 
ette" in the Frank Daniels show. She 
had been a big success in the part. 



A JOSH WHITCOMB RILEY PIECE. 

The Dan Casey Co. has under pro- 
duction a sketch to be presented "By 
permission of James Whltcomb Riley," 
(the Hoosier poet). The piece la 
named "At Orlgsby's Station" and set 
up by Barclay Walker. 

In the cast will be W. H. West, 
Elma Delaro, Eddie Flavelle and 
Louise Wobe. 



MILES-PANTAGES DEAL OFF. 

The booking deal between Alexan- 
der Pantages and C. H. Miles has been 
declared off. For some weeks past 
Miles has been flirting with the Keefe- 
Churchill combination in Chicago. 
Miles has three houses, in Detroit, St. 
Paul and Minneapolis. His agreement 
with Pantages calls for him to give a 
sixty days' notice of cancellation. This 
Miles did a few weeks ago, but later 
withdrew It. Since then Miles renewed 
his flirtatious negotiations with Keefe- 
Churchill, which reached the hearing 
of Pantages. 

The result has been that while 
Keefe, Churchill and Miles endeavored 
to bring the affair about quietly and 
at their pleasure, Pantages brought 
the matter to a sudden close by noti- 
fying Miles all bookings would cease 
from his office for the Miles houses) 
after this week. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Saturday C. H. Miles signed papers, 
binding his bookings with, and at the 
same time Miles became a financial 
factor, in the "T. B. C." During the 
next three weeks the Miles bills will 
include some acts booked by Pantages, 
but after Oct. 24 acts for the three 
theatres will be placed from the head- 
quarters of the Churchill-Keefe-Miles 
Myers combine in the Schiller build- 
ing. 

Barney Myers left for New York 
last Tuesday evening intending to 
travel by slow process making steps 
in towns along the line. 



ARBUCKLE HASN'T DECIDED. 

Vaudeville is again reaching its 
long arm into the legitimate field in 
the hope of taking hold of Macklyn 
Arbuckle for one of its headliners. 
During the past week several agents 
have been to the former star of "Wel- 
come To Our City" with propositions 
relating to engagements. Up to the 
present Mr. Arbuckle has not decided 
whether he will accept. 

If he does decide to enter vaude- 
ville, it will be with the permission of 
Klaw & Erlanger. The actor Is still 
under contract to that firm, and it is 
understood they have several plays 
under consideration in which it is their 
intention to star him. 

Mr. Arbuckle's present idea is that 
a condensed version of either "The 
County Chairman" or "The Round- 
Up" might be the proper vehicle for 
his entrance into variety, if the neces- 
sary arrangements could be made. 



TONS OF EXCESS. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Until Oct. 1 three of the railroads 
running west from Chicago have re- 
fused to allow animals, trained for 
stage displays, to be checked as ex- 
cess. An agreement which went into 
effect the first of the month makes 
it compulsory for every railroad run- 
ning out of here to check as excess any 
sjilmals offered to the baggage mas- 
ters as a part of an Indoor display. 

One of the first movements of ani- 
mals under the new ruling was ar- 
ranged for by Charles Beehler, of the 
Orpheum office, who checked Max Gru- 
ber's act to Milwaukee for this week, 
and will return them to the Star for 
next week. The elephant alone weigh- 
ed over 6,000 pounds. 



"ACTS" AT WINTER GARDEN. 

The opening of Lew Fields' Winter 
Garden, New York, now planned to 
occur New Year's Eve, will find many 
variety acta on the program. Sensa- 
tional dancing and comedy and acro- 
batic turns will be favored. "Circus 
acta" are not to be utilized for the 
new Flelds-Shubert Broadway place. 

The selection of turns will be made 
by Ned Wayburn, who is devoting his 
time exclusively to the Fields theat- 
rical interests. "Eleven Forty-Five," 
a piece In two acts and ten scenes, to 
be first viewed next spring, is reported 
to have Mr. Wayburn as the author- 
composer. E. Ray Ooetz will write 
the lyrics. Mr. Wayburn will also pro- 
duce it for the Fields management. 

"The Violet Widow" la the first 
Fields show to follow the inaugural of 
the Winter Garden. Mr. Wayburn has 
in preparation at present the new Vic- 
tor Herbert piece, "Sweet Sixteen." 

The Broadway Theatre Building now 
shelters the offices of Mr. Wayburn, 
who removed from the Lyric Theatre 
to be in closer touch with Mr. Fields. 
Besides looking after the new produc- 
tions, and the Fields' shows in local 
playhouses, Wayburn is giving his at- 
tention aa well to the touring com- 
panies of that manager. 

Max Rogers and Chaa. Kolb will 
join "The Summer Widowers" after 
the Philadelphia run of two weeks, the 
show having opened over in Sleepyville 
last Monday. Upon the two German 
comedians going in the piece, Mr. 
Fields will likely retire from it, re- 
turning to New York. 



♦TOMMY" BACK TO "THE HIP." 

When his services with Miller Bros. 
& Arlington's "101 Ranch" are 
ended for the season, William C. 
Thompson will take his former posi- 
tion as press agent of the New York 
Hippodrome. 

Here it was that "Tommy" made a 
great record when the big place was 
under the Thompson & Dundy man- 
agement. His work there attracted 
Edward Arlington's attention and 
Thompson has been allied with the 
Miller Bros. Interests ever since the 
"Wild West" took the road. 



SONG WRITER OF NOBILITY. 

The Baroness Von Groyss is to 
make her debut in the field of the 
two-a-day entertainment via the Mor- 
ris route Oct. 24. 

The Baroness is the widow of the 
late George S. Wllkins, who was at 
one time the American Ambassador 
to Austria. For the past two years 
she has been successful as an enter- 
tainer at charitable affairs. In 
vaudeville the Baroness will sing her 
own compositions. 



VIOLIN NOT TRADE TOOL. 

Boston, Oct. 6. 

Due to the ruling of the Custom 
House authorities that a violin is not 
a trade tool, but a theatrical effect, 
Arthur Tlbaldi was not allowed to 
bring his violin ashore, thereby losing 
a very valuable concert engagement 
here. 

The fiddle is valued at $6,000. 



PROTESTED APPLICATIONS 
GRANTED. 

Commissioner of Licenses Herman 
Robinson issued three licenses late laat 
week authorising the recipients to con- 
duct booking agencies in Greater New 
York. Two of the licenses were issued 
after there had been hearings held on 
protests entered. 

The final hearing in the M. R. 
Sheedy application was held Thursday 
morning. This application was pro- 
tested by the White Rats. The Com- 
missioner granted the license Friday 
of last week, also issuing a paper to 
J. J. Qulgley at the same time. 

Laat Saturday morning the final 
hearing in the Fraser application was 
on. This application waa opposed by 
the Actors' International Union and 
the White Rats of America. The case 
was scheduled for 10 A. M. At that 
hour the applicant, his attorney, Mau- 
rice Goodman, and Harry DeVeaux 
were present, but the Rats' represent- 
ative failed to appear. 

The object of the adjournment had 
been to permit Harry Mountford, for 
the Rats, to secure affidavits in re- 
buttal of those Mr. Goodman filed in 
Mr. Fraser's behalf. As rebuttal affi- 
davits were not offered, the case was 
considered closed. 

Mr. Goodman stated to the Commis- 
sioner he thought it was an imposition 
on the City of New York, the Commis- 
sioner and Mr. Fraser to enter a pro- 
test with so little actual evidence to 
back it up and asked that the protest 
be dismissed. 

Mr. DeVeaux then asked the Com- 
missioner if he might ask Mr. Fraser 
a question and the president of the 
Actors' Union then requested Mr. 
Fraser to state how he felt toward the 
Boston local of the Union, and whether 
or not his office would permit or fur- 
ther any discrimination against mem- 
bers of that local in regard to book- 
ings. 

Mr. Fraser answered that he wished 
to go on record as stating that he 
would not permit any discrimination 
against the members of Boston local 
in bookings, either in Boston or New 
York, and that he would forward a let- 
ter to the Boston local to that effect. 
The objections of Mr. DeVeaux to the 
issuance of the license were thereupon 
withdrawn and the Commissioner ap- 
proved the Fraser application.. 



A TALKING "MONK." 

Now It is to be a talking "monk" 
for vaudeville. Prof. Garner, who 
has been in the wilds of Africa for the 
past seven years studying apes, their 
mannerisms and language is to show 
what he claims is the most wonderful 
chimpanzee in captivity, at the Berke- 
ley Lyceum, Oct. 17. 

Prof. Garner claims his "monk" 
can talk; that he (Garner) under- 
stands the monkey language and is 
prepared to give an actual demon- 
stration of the ape's ability to con- 
verse. 



Hanvey and Baylies were separated 
when Lou Hanvey entered the trio 
playing "The Town Hall Minstrels." 



Carl Williams, the musical director 
at Miner's Bowery, and considered 
one of the best arrangers In the coun- 
try, has established an office in the 
headquarters of James H. Curtin, on 
the seventh floor of the Knickerbocker 
Theatre building. 



VARIETY 



PAULINE HALL'S ENQAOEMENT 
PERHAPS START OF "BIO BILLS" 



The Former Operatic Star Engaged for Loew's 

44 Small Time" Circuit. Was Headliner 

for Years in Large Houses. 



Pauline Hall is to become one of 
the particularly bright luminaries of 
the Loew Circuit, starting her tour at 
the Academy of Music, Buffalo, Oct 
17, according to contracts signed early 
this week. 

Louis Wesley engineered the deal 
for the Loew Circuit. 

It will be Miss Hall's debut on the 
"small time" Loew books. She will 
be required to appear at least three 
times daily. Some years ago when 
Pauline Hall first entered vaudeville, 
she was the theatrical sensation of 
the hour. 

Her agreement to play the smaller 
houses may be the start of the ex- 
pected progress by the "big-small- 
time" circuits of "name" headliners, 
the forerunners of "big bills," with 
an Increased admission scale. 

It is understood Miss Hall receives 
$300 weekly over the Loew time, with 
bookings for several weeks at that 
figure. Last season the prima donna 
was featured in the road tour of 
"Wildfire," the former Lillian Russell 
piece. 



DRAWN BY THE LURE. 

Boston, Oct. 6. 

A search is being made here and in 
this vicinity for Rosana Nolen, a six- 
teen-year-old Manchester (N. H.) girl 
who has been missing from her home 
since last Friday. She is believed to 
have been drawn to this city by the 
lure of the footlights. It has been 
her ambition to go on the stage. 

Mr. Williams, the girl's step-father, 
visited Boston police headquarters 
and asked that a search for the girl 
be made here and in New York. 



PRIZE PLAYLET CAUSES SUIT. 

Adelaide Cummings has started a 
suit against the Central Vaudeville 
Production Company, one of the inner 
corporations of the Orpheum Circuit, 
through her attorney, Jacob Marx, to 
re* over two weeks' salary which she 
states that is due her under her con- 
tract with the Production Co. 

Miss Cummings until several weeks 
ago was a member of the company 
presenting "The Old Flute Player," 
the sketch which was adjudged the 
prize winner at the Actors' Fund 
Fair, on the Orpheum Circuit. The 
sketch was closed Sept. 10 in Mil- 
waukee, without the usual two weeks' 
notice having been given to the mem- 
bers of the company, and which Miss 
Cummings states her contract called 
for. 



VIOLENT DANCER IN CUSTODY. 

Belle Volk, who when arraigned in 
the night court gave her name as 
Belle Ashlyn, an "Apache" dancer, 
who has been on a vaudeville circuit 
with Joe Smith, became violent when 
her sister, Adelaide Volk, of Phila- 



delphia, and a nurse arrived in New 
York Tuesday to take her back with 
them. She threatened to jump from 
a taxi, and it was necessary to place 
her under arrest. The physicians 
say she needs "rest and quiet" to re- 
store her former health. 

The dancer took the place of Louise 
Alexander, the young woman who first 
performed the dance with Smith in 
"The Queen of the Moulin Rouge." 
She will be placed In a "rest cure" 
as soon as she can be removed. 



OUT AFTER COMMISSION. 

With Valeska Suratt to reappear 
in "The Belle of the Boulevards" at 
the Fifth Avenue at a salary reported 
at $2,000 for the engagement, Jack 
Levy, the erstwhile agent of the fea- 
ture vaudeville attraction wants a 
commission of $62.50 he claims was 
lost to him through Miss Suratt can- 
celling her engagement at the Green- 
point, last January. 

Mr. Levy's plaint is the agent per- 
forms, without guarantee and often 
loses, but' says he is going ahead with 
a suit against Miss Suratt to re- 
cover. The $62.50, according to 
agents, represents a "split" of com- 
mission on $2,500 at five per cent. 
The agents are wondering if Mr. Levy 
is suing but for his portion to avoid 
paying the other half of the "split" 
to the United Booking Offices, did he 
ask for the full five and recover judg- 
ment for the full amount. 

Miss Suratt was first announced for 
the Fifth Avenue next week. This 
was later changed to "coming soon." 



PRODUCING MORE SKETCHES. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Peyton Boswell and Harry N. Spin- 
gold have entered a partnership for 
the purpose of producing Boswell's 
sketches in vaudeville. This week, at 
the Linden "The Burglar and the Ba- 
ron" and "The Grafters" will be tried 
out and later on "When Dobbs Told 
the Truth" will be produced. "Steel" 
wil be revived la rewritten form. 

Boswell is an editorial writer on 
the Record-Herald and has gone in 
heavy for productions in vaudeville. 




DISMISSED CHORUS OF 77. 

It is doubtful if there are two 
happier boys in New York than Dun- 
ham and Freeman, the young dancers, 
now appearing in vaudeville, who 
signed a two years' contract with 
Cohan and Harris Wednesday and 
will be seen on Broadway in "The 
Little Chauffeur," announced to open 
the new Cohan theatre at Broadway 
and Forty-third street. 

Mr. Cohan first thought of a musical 
comedy, but changed his mind after 
"Get Rich Quick Wallingford" was 
voted a big hit at the Gaiety. The 
proposed chorus was called off and 77 
people engaged were dismissed. "The 
Little Chauffeur" for the most part 
will be straight comedy. 



OPPOSITION WORRYING KERN AN. 

Baltimore, Oct. 6. 

Though the managers of the United 
Booking Offices and other circuits pro- 
fess to pooh pooh "opposition," it 
seems that even the Savoy in this 
city, which does not play the regula- 
tion big bill of William Morris', has 
caused James Kernan considerable un- 
easiness of late. 

The headliner for the Maryland this 
week was changed, when it became 
known that Wish Wynne, the English 
girl, was to headline for the Savoy. 
Bessie Wynn is the present feature of 
the Maryland's bill, against her al- 
most namesake. 

A few weeks ago when Julian Rose 
was suddenly announced for the Sa- 
voy, Julius Tannen was rushed in at 
the Maryland. 



PAPORELLO, THE BALLERINA. 

Boston, Oct. 6. 

Miss Matia Paporello, prima baller- 
ina of the Boston Opera Company, 
who came here recently from Europe, 
has begun the rehearsal of the Boston 
Opera House ballet in new dances, 
identical with those in vogue the past 
season in Paris and London. She will 
also teach the dances witnessed by her 
at the Paris Opera House. 

Paporello will use the method of 
Mile. Adeline Theodore, ballet mistress 
of that theatre, whose pupil she was. 



HAS AN ENGLISH STAR. 

An English actress, with consider- 
able of a reputation at home, is in 
New York, and preparing to enter 
vaudeville. 

Violet Fulton is the young woman. 
She will appear in a sketch written 
by Anna Marble-Pollock. Miss Ful- 
ton played the original "Zaza" in 
Great Britain. She was engaged by 
the Morris Circuit for the leading role 
of the pantomime, "After the Ball," 
but did not appear in it. 

The Dan Casey Co. is in charge of 
Miss Fulton's production. It is to 
have a cast of four people, and in 
readiness for presentation about 
Nov. I. 

Helen Sarr and Co. in "The Sacri- 
fice," and Raymond Bond (son of 
Frederick Bond), who has a playlet 
named "The Scapegoat," are also 
under the Casey direction. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S NKXT WKKK (0« T. 10). 

FRANK ODELL AM) ROSE KINLEY. 

A high class comedy acrobat it- dancing norel- 
ty. In "ONE" with special drop. 



Mabel Cullen is at the Wise Me- 
morial Hosplal, Omaha, where the 
young woman was taken after having 
attempted suicide at Plattsburg, Neb., 
last week. She is expected to recover. 



EXPr^TS CHASE AND FORI). 

It seems as though the post-season 
series of the baseball year are to be 
played on the vaudeville stage of this 
city. Once more the game of 

"slipping them over" on each other 
that was the craze of the managerial 
forces of Hammersteln's and the 
American Music Hall last season is to 
have its renewal soon. 

Several weeks ago Willie Hammer- 
stein announced that Christy Mathew- 
son and "Big Chief" Meyers were to 
be the "battery" at his house on "the 
corner" for the week of Oct 24. 
Early this week the information 
leaked out that the same week Wil- 
liam Morris may present the crack 
first baseman — manager of the 
"Highlands," Hal Chase , and Rus- 
sell Ford, "the Boy Wonder" in a 
baseball sketch at the American Music 
Hall. 

George S. O'Brien, the agent, cap- 
tured the "opposition" stars, on the 
diamond and stage. Mr. O'Brien ex- 
pects to present the ball throwers In 
a sketch, with two other people con- 
cerned. 

The consideration offered for the 
week 1b $1,500. 



NEW SITE FOR ALCAZAR. 

San Francisco, Oct. 6. 

Attended with much secrecy, a new 
site has been selected for the Alcaaar 
theatre in the heart of the down town 
district. The new location is on the 
north side of OFarrell street, between 
Powell and Mason, one block west of 
where it stood before the Are. 

Although understood the final 
papers for the leasing and other fea- 
tures of the transaction have not been 
signed, everything is said to have 
been agreed upon by the interested 
parties on both sides. 



lHHi lilTKS MISS l)E WITT. 

Washington, Oct. «'». 

Winnihed DeWitt, the woman man- 
ager of Chase's vaudeville theatre, 
was bitten by a small dog last Satur- 
day, while the manageress was visit- 
ing at a friend's house. The animal 
was shot. 

Though not in any serious condi- 
tion. Miss DeWitt has repaired to the 
Alleghany Mountains for a rest. P. 
H. Chase has taken up her duties un- 
til she returns. 



STOPPED A HYPNOTIST. 

Cincinnati, Oct. <;. 

The city solicitor decided Tuesday 
that Pelham, the hypnotist, could not 
continue giving performances at the 
Empress, a city ordinance prohibiting 
a hypnotic or mesmerist ic exhibition. 

Monday, Pelham was technically 
placed under arrest for violating the 
ordinance. An Informal hearing was 
held before Police Chief Mllllken. The 
chief passed the matter up to the 
city's attorney. 

Manager Shield of Sullivan-Consi- 
dine's Empress contended at the hear- 
ing that Pelham was giving a scientific 
exhibition of concentration. Alter the 
decision, Mr. Shield placed Sadie Sher- 
man in Pelham's position on the pro- 
gram. 



The Frey Twins open <»n the Or- 
pheum Circuit at St. Louis, Oct. '2 4. 



VARIETY 



"RUSSIAN" SEASON COMMENCING. 

The season of the Russian dancers 
is about to commence. It Is due to 
start today when Pavlova and Mord* 
kin are to be the centre of a special 
matinee performance at the Metropol- 
itan Opera House. The "special" may 
be repeated a couple of times before 
the most famous of all the Russian 
steppers take to a road tour. 

Oct. 24 Kosloff and Baldini are to 
appear at the Colonial, heading a Rus- 
sian dancing troupe. The couple came 
from the Coliseum, London. 

Karsavini, the principal woman 
dancer of the Russians at the Colis- 
eum, would not come to America. Bal- 
dini was secondary to Karsavini over 
there and replaces her as principal for 
the New York showing. Kosloff was 
also principal male dancer during the 
London run. 

During the Colonial weel^ Jean Be- 
dini and Arthur Roy (Bedlnl and Ar- 
thur) will travesty the Russian Danc- 
ers, calling their burlesque "The Siber- 
ian Dancers." Ten people will be in 
the travestied turn. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

The first of the Russian dancers to 
reach Chicago will be on Oct. 17, when 
the three Russians imported from 
Paris by Charles Frohman, and who 
were in the run of "The Echo" at the 
Globe, New York, will appear at the 
Majestic, this city, having been booked 
in the middle west for a couple of 
weeks only, it is said. 

The dancers are La Pouchowa, Vol- 
inin and La Pouchowa's brother, La 
Pouchow (spelled without the final 
"a" his sister's name carries). Vol- 
inin is the second male in the trio. 
They are reported to have been en- 
gaged by Charles E. Kohl at $1,000 
for the Majestic week. 

The act will probably go to the Co- 
lumbia, Cincinnati, from here, to off- 
set the Russian dancing turn produc- 
ed by William Morris, who has "op- 
position" theatres in both cities. Mor- 
ris' act has been expected out this way 
since it was taken off at the Ameri- 
can, New York. 



NEW PIECE FOR MOORE. 

Victor Moore is not to be seen in 
"The Man From Coney Island" under 
the management of George Lederer. 
This decision was reached last week 
and the manager, who has an agree- 
ment with the former vaudevllllan 
which calls for a starring tour of a 
stated number of weeks, has engaged 
a Von Tilzer for composer, and Junie 
McCree to write the book and lyrics 
of the new piece, named "The Hap- 
piest Night of His Life." 

Meanwhile Mr. Moore may return 
to vaudeville. It was reported this 
week the Morris Circuit had opened 
negotiations with him to that end. 



OFFICE FOR REHEARSAL ROOM. 

The Dan Casey Co. turned room 
No. 416 of the Long Acre Building 
into a rehearsal hall this week. The 
suite occupied by the Casey Co. runs 
along the south side of the fourth 
floor, on 43d street. At the Broad- 
way corner, the large office was un- 
occupied. Mr. Casey with Victor H. 
Smalley conceived the scheme of con- 
verting it for rehearsals of the Casey 
Co. productions. 



GOOD NEWS FOR BEN HARRIS. 

Atlantic City, Oct. 6. 

It was announced a short time ago 
that during the winter months the 
Savoy would hold legitimate plays. A 
list of Shubert and Brady attractions 
were given out as "coming." 
Through the meager prospect of ob- 
taining the proper bookings, Harry 
Brown, the house manager, has de- 
cided to revert to the policy of last 
winter — that of vaudeville. 

It is now given out that starting 
Monday seven acts will be offered 
weekly. Louis Wesley, of the Loew 
booking office, will supply the book- 
irgs. The advertisements for next 
week's show reads "Wesley's All- 
Star Vaudeville." It is probable that 
this policy will continue throughout 
the winter should it prove successful, 
although the first of the year may see 
legitimate shows appearing. 



MORRIS TRAVELING. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Wm. Morris has returned from 
Omaha where he spent two days over- 
looking the American. He has changed 
the opening of acts there from Mon- 
day to Sunday, starting Oct. 23. This 
will obviate the missing of Monday 
matinees by act coming from Omaha 
to the local American. 

Morris will probably remain here 
the rest of the week going to St. 
Louis and Cincinnati before return- 
ing to New York. 

Wm. Morris has turned to writing 
acts. His first essay was Tuesday 
evening when he showed Laura Jean 
Libby how to open the second half 
of the American bill. It took Laura 
something under fifty-eight seconds to 
deliver herself of a Morris monolog 
to-wit: "Ladies and Gentlemen. Mr. 
Morris hired me to come here and play 
in a sketch. My leading man de- 
clined to leave New York City. Ra- 
ther than disappoint Mr. Morris and 
his audiences I have made the journey 
alone and here I am. I thank you, 
ladies and gentlemen. 

As the speech began and ended 
with "Ladies and gentlemen," the 
cynics claim that Morris as a sketch 
writer is making a play for kind ap- 
plause. 

Laura will stay in the bill all week. 



HOLDING DOWN THE SHOW. 

Omaha, Oct. 6. 

It is reported the management of 
the American, the lately opened vaude- 
ville house, in opposition to the Or- 
pheum, has instructed the Morris 
booking office, New York, to limit its 
weekly expenditure for a program to 
$2,000. 

If this report is true, it will elim- 
inate from the American's programs 
several of the large acts booked over 
the Morris time, where the salary if 
any is over $2,000 or approaches that 
figure. 

William Morris was in the city 
Monday. 



72-YEAR-OLD "JIGGER." 

Boston^-Qct. 6. 
Harry Ashton, only seventy two 
years old, is doing a song and dance 
act at the Washington theatre this 
week. His "Jig stuff" is better than 
that shown by a lot of the youngsters. 
Harry says that he is good for seven- 
ty-two years more. 



HTTE AND DONLIN CONSENT. 

The consent of Mabel Hite and Mike 
Donlin has been obtained by M. S. 
Bentham, the agent, to a return trip 
in vaudeville for a few weeks, open- 
ing some time this month at the Ma- 
jestic, Chicago. 

Miss Hite and Mr. Donlin were 
agreeable to the Bentham proposition 
when they learned that the New York 
engagement for their play, *,A Certain 
Party" had been fixed for the Comedy 
theatre by the Shuberts. The small- 
ness of this house was the principal 
cause of the couple postponing their 
metropolitan appearance as stars. 
They are under the management of 
the Lieblers, who, it is understood, 
made a condition of the vaudeville 
engagement that none of the time 
should be played east of Buffalo. 

The salary of the act is reported 
at $2,000 weekly. When last in 
vaudeville the couple drew down $1,- 
500. 



FIRST MEMORIAL SERVICE. 

The local Theatrical Mechanics' 
Association lodge, of which James H. 
Curtin is president, will hold its first 
memorial service Nov. 6, at the Ma- 
sonic Temple, Sixth avenue and 23d 
street. 

Arthur Moreland will deliver the 
oration for the departed. Profes- 
sionals and the public are invited to 
attend. The T. M. A. Grand Lodge 
issued a special dispensation for the 
gathering. 



ORPHEUM'S OWN. 

New Orleans, Oct. 6. 

Mobile is to have an Orpheum. The 
Orpheum Circuit Co., through its lo- 
cal representative, Jules F. Bistes, 
announced Tuesday it would erect a 
modern, fireproof theatre in the Ala- 
bama city. The playhouse will seat 
1,800 persons, and will be ready for 
season '11-' 12. 

The Orpheum Circuit is at present 
furnishing a vaudeville theatre in 
Mobile with five acts weekly. 



FISHELL BUYS UP. 

St. Louis, Oct. 6. 
Manager Dan S. Fishell of the New 
Princess Theatre, Monday bought out 
the interest of Frank Carpenter and 
now controls ninety-five per cent, of 
the stock. Mr. Fishell says the style 
of the operating company, now Fishell 
Bros. & Carpenter, will be changed to 
Fishell Brothers. Business is break- 
ing records and is being freely com- 
mented upon by the papers both in 
news and editorial columns. 



AN "IF" TO THE RAYS. 

There is an "if" to the engagement 
this season of John and Emma Ray 
for vaudeville. Mr. and Mrs. Ray ex- 
pect to remain all season at their home 
in St. Augustine, Fla., where they will 
conduct a vaudeville house, of which 
the couple are to be the permanent 
head line. The theatre starts Nov. 14. 

If Mr. Ray finds that St. Augustine 
can worry along without him for a 
few weeks he has signified a willing- 
ness to enter up north vaudeville In 
December or in the spring. 

Weber, Albee & Evans are offering 
the act to the managers. It is report- 
ed the price set for the RayB' appear- 
ance is H.200 weekly. 



GOING TO SUE POLL 

S. Z. Poll is to be sued by the Terry 
Twins, if the papers have not already 
been served by Denis F. O'Brien, at- 
torney for the act. 

The Twins are not playing at 
Poll's, Bridgeport, this week, nor did 
they appear at the Poll house in Hart- 
ford last week, having been notified 
when reporting there that they could 
not go on. 

The Terrys are on the "blacklist" 
at the United Booking Offices. 
Though many managers of that 
agency engage "blacklisted" turns 
under assumed names, the Terry 
Twins through their striking resem- 
blance to one another, would be easily 
recognized. : 

The Terry Twins were engaged 
through Alf. T. Wilton at a salary 
of $200 weekly for United circuits, 
for ten weeks, agreeing to accept 
$150 on the Poll time, a "cut" being 
the usual thing there. The contracts 
for the remaining eight weeks were 
not confirmed, the fact of the Twins 
having been "blacklisted" coming up 
before they opened at Hartford. 



"LITTLE MISS HAM— AND." " 

"A Little Miss Ham-And" is the 
title of the vaudeville production 
Janet Priest is to shortly head. It 
was written by Victor H. Smalley, and 
will be presented under the direction 
of the Dan Casey Co. 

Supporting Miss Priest as principals 
will be A. M. Dryden and Walter 
Hemingway. A couple of others are 
also engaged for the production, 
which should first "show" In a couple 
of weeks. 



MANAGER ARRESTED FOR MUR- 
DER. 

Cincinnati, Oct. 6. 

In Vincennes, Ind., at 3 a. m. Mon- 
day, Menlo Moore shot and killed G. 
Edward Gibson, a millionaire resident 
of that town. Moore was placed un- 
der arrest. 

The trouble Is said to have arisen 
over attentions paid to Moore's wife 
by the dead man, who leaves a widow 
and children. 

The accused Is a vaudeville man- 
ager with several theatres in Indiana. 



BOSTON'S AEROPLANE FACTORY. 

Boston, Oct. 6. 
Plans have been made and an agree- 
ment has been reached to turn the 
handsome Shoe and Leather World's 
Fair building into an aeroplane factory 
and to use the esplanade for display- 
ing the vehicles. The roof may be 
covered and used for summer exhibi- 
tion purposes. 



MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

A movement has been started In the 
middle west which may have a great 
bearing on the many "armory the- 
atres" in the smaller towns here- 
abouts. 

At Fort Dodge, la., the other day 
the city council ordered that all or- 
chestra chairs in the armory when 
used for a theatrical performance must 
be fastened to the floor. Heretofore 
they have been loosely set up. This 
manner, it is claimed, Is dangerous 
in case of fire, 



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William Josh Daly is now booking 
alone. 



The Fulton, Brooklyn, starts high 
class vaudeville Monday. 



James Francis Sullivan has joined 
•The Rector Girls," placed by Edward 
Shayne. 



Chat*. Murray and Co. have closed 
for the Orpheum tour, engineered by 
A. W. & E. 



Bissett and Scott, the "Hello 
George Boys," are slated to play Ham- 
merstein's, Oct. 24. 



The Alhambra has Ave English acts 
billed for next week, out of the total 
of eight on the program. 



"Our Miss CHbbs" leaves on tour, 
with Pauline Chase in the lead. The 
show's first stop will be Philadelphia. 



The Grccnpoint will have its second 
anniversary next week. A special bill 
has been arranged for the occasion. 



The Genee show, produced by Klaw 
& Erlanger, opened Tuesday at the 
Chesnut Street Opero House, Phila- 
delphia. 



Grace Golson, of Byrne and Golson, 
presented her husband (Charles T. 
Byrne) with a boy, Sept. 23, at Los 
Angeles. 



♦♦The Rain-Dears" will be the next 
production by Harry Leonhardt. It 
is a reproduction of the former Jos. 
Hart act. 



Frances Avery, who has been ap- 
pearing in a single vaudeville act in 
the west, has joined "The Eagle and 
the Girl" act. 



George Randolph Chester, author of 
the "Get Rich Quick Walllngford" 



story, will produce "A Bunco Man" 
for Vaudeville. 



Fred Beerbower has severed his 
connections with the Gus Edwards 
music publishing house, to pilot an 
act in vaudeville. 



Flora Crosbie has been engaged as 
prima donna of "The Billiken Girl," 
in which Ray Comstock and the Shu- 
berts are Interested. 



The Rigoletto Brothers will head- 
line at the Bronx next week, the first 
time they have been placed alone at 
the top since arriving here. 



Adele Oswald has replaced Oriska 
Worden in "Boys and Girls," the pro- 
duction under the direction of Bill 
Lykens, of the Casey office. 



"A Day at the Horse Show," is the 

title of a vaudeville act in which 
Charles Mills, Ben Bernard and Made- 
line Lewis will appear Oct. 10. 



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♦The Song Review" of Gus Ed- 
wards closes at Hammerstein's this 
week, starting a tour of the Williams 
houses at the Colonial Monday. 



Iau Wills is confined to his apart- 
ments at 146 West 36th street, with 
"contusion on suppuration" (doctor's 
diagnosis) of the left arm and elbow. 



Taylor Granville in his "Star Bout" 
will open on the Morris Circuit Oct. 
24. Mr. 'Granville's other piece, "The 
Hold-Up" takes to the circuit next 
week. 



Samaroff and Sonla, at present on 
the Orpheum Circuit, are booked 
abroad for a year, sailing in Febru- 
ary, after they have finished the tour 
of the west. 



Karno's Comedy Co. will present 
"Jimmy, the Fearless" at its second 
week at Hammerstein's (Nov. 14). It 
will be the first showing of the sketch 
over here. 



Donovan and Arnold are returning 
from England to New York on the 
Adriatic, due to arrive Oct. 13. Pat 
Casey has the act placed to open over 
here Oct. 24. 



Hopkins and Axtell are at Keith's, 
Syracuse, N. Y., this week, booked for 
United time by Albee, Weber & Evans. 
They are playing a new act called 
"Travel Troubles." 



Omer G. Murray, prominent in Indi- 
ana theatrical circles, has secured a 
throe years' lease of the Indiana and 
Grand Theatres in Marion and has 
is in possession. 



Sam Kenny is authority for the 
statement that "Doc" Steiner offered 
Aleck Fischer ten dollars monthly for 
life, if Fischer would never speak to 
him ("Doc") again. 



Mason and Hart play the American. 
New York, next week, their first ap- 
pearance over here since they showed 
as a part of Klaw & Erlanger's "Ad- 
vanced Vaudeville." 



Charles Frohman has announced 
he will organize a comedy musical 
stock company, to be permanently lo- 
cated at the Lyceum theatre, headed 
by G. P. Huntley and Hattie Williams. 



Frank Kcenan, supported by Frank 
Sheridan, presented "The Oath" at the 
Warburton, Yonkers, and has been 
booked through Albee, Weber & Evans 
to play the Fifth Avenue, New York, 
Oct. 17. 



Franklyn Ardell received a shock 
last Saturday while playing in Port- 
land when he was informed that his 
brother Ferdinand D'Ziuba, had been 
killed while on his way to witness the 
Vanderbilt Cup race. 



Tho Fort Worth (Tex.) Record 
prints that Sullivan-Considine will 
open a new vaudeville house In that 
city at Fifth and Throckmorton 
streets, about Oct. 17. It will be 
known as the Empress. 



The Oxford, Brooklyn, near the in- 
tersection of State Street and Flatbush 
Avenue, is nearing completion. The 
house is expected to open with con- 
tinuous vaudeville about Oct. 10. It is 
a P. G. Williams' theatre. 



Moving pictures of the Actors' Fund 
Field Day, recently held at the Polo 
Grounds, will be offered for the first 
time next week. The release is set for 
next Tuesday. All of the principals in 
the festivities will be shown. 



Geo. May has had his Hammerstein 
(Victoria) orchestra increased to thir- 
teen pieces. It happened when the 
Countess De Swirsky appeared there, 
and so far holds good, though perhaps 
Willie has forgotten all about it. 



Roy M. Johnson, owner of the Lyric, 
Lafayette, Ind., and Myrtle Hunting- 
ton, the former illustrated song 
singer at the. Family theatre in the 
same city, were married Sept. 22 by 
the- Rev. Dr. Cook at Shelbyville. 



"The Spring Kir* is the anglicised 
title of "Die Sprudelfoe," a Viennese 
comic opera secured for Christie Mac- 
Donald by her managers, Luescher & 
Werba. It will be adapted for this 
country by Harry B. and Robert Smith. 



William Gurcn, the manager of 
Havlin's, St. Louis, who embezzled 
over $20,000 while running the house, 
has returned $11,000 and confessed 
judgment for the remainder. (Jaren 
is under indictment for (he thefts. 



Cissie Curlette lias returned to Am- 
erica, and reopens on the Morris Cir- 
cuit at Cincinnati next week. Miss 
Curlette is probably fulfilling some of 
her early summer time, which she did 
not play on the Morris time at that 
time. 



Taylor Granville's act, "The Hold 
Up," in which a lonely telegraph op- 
erator is the central figure, opened 
at Grand Kapids, Mich., last Monday, 
the first of a series of dates on the 
Morris Chun hill-Keefc time. 



The Bronx has been alighted upon 
for another vaudeville hou3c. This 



time William H. Weissager is the man 
who will build, he says. At the pres- 
ent rate the Bronx will have one the- 
atre to every 1,000 inhabitants very 
shortly. 



James H. Curtin, of the Western 
Burlesque Wheel, returned to New 
York Monday, having visited at the 
convention of the 33d degree Masons 
at Detroit. Mr. Curtin is one of the 
208 high-ranking Masons in the Unit- 
ed States. 



Tom Transfleld is ill in Bellevue 
Hospital, New York. Upon recover- 
ing he will Join hiB daughters who 
are playing in vaudeville. Mr. Trans- 
field's illness has brought about a dis- 
solution of the circus man's partner- 
ship with W. Dew. 



Harry Stevens, the veteran stage- 
door tender of the Orpheum, Brook- 
lyn, has been connected with the house 
for the past eleven years. Mr. Stev- 
ens has been keeping tab on the stage 
door faces for the last three years, 
and has not missed a day since placed 
there. 



Jim Bailey, who played left field 
for Montreal during the baseball sea- 
son is now on the door at Hammer- 
stein's Victoria. The agreeable Bil- 
ly Hahn, formerly in that position, 
has moved down to "the door" at 
Hammerstein's Manhattan Opera 
House. 



Willard Lee Hall is progressing 
nicely from operations performed at 
the Shenango Valley Hospital, New 
Castle, Pa. His mother Is by his side; 
otherwise he is among strangers and 
cannot be moved within three weeks 
Mr. Hall would like to hear from his 
friends. 



Maude Odelle (No. 2, 3 or x 4), the 
stock actress from Frisco, is going 
to try out another sketch around New 
York. This time it will be "Criss- 
crossed" written by T. H. Davis, head 
of the producing department of the 
Dan Casey Co. Frank La Rue, who 
lately had a sketch of his own, will 
support Miss Odelle. 

Shanley's new restaurant in the 
Long Acre building will have an or- 
chestra of ten pieces, a groupe of sing- 
ers, and French waiters. The latter 
item means the crew at Shanley's 
present place of eating (near 4 2d 
street) will remain there until that 
restaurant closes, which may be Jan. 
1 or later. The new Shanley's is due 
to open the early part of November. 



The Sliuhcrts think they are going 
to give a regular dramatic perform- 
ance Sunday evening, Oct. 2.'i, at 
Daly's, when all of the audience will 
be "members of this club." An "as- 
sociation" is to be organized, with 
none but members permitted to view 
the Sunday plays. Season tickets will 
be sold. William A. Hrady is with 
the Shuberts in the scheme and he 
will produce the pieces. The attempt 
may revive the whol" and tiresome- 
also expensive- "Sunday" agitation. 



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VARIETY 



COLUMBIA DIRECTORS' MEETING. 

Yesterday (Friday) the Board of 
Directors of the Columbia Amusement 
Co. held a meeting. The Censor Com- 
mittee of the Eastern Burlesque 
Wheel presented its report to the 
board. It was probably approved. 
There are seven directors, three of 
whom composed the Censorship squad. 

The most important item which was 
to have come up was the project of 
adding two more houses and cities to 
the Eastern Wheel for the season of 
'10-'ll. The towns were mentioned 
by name. It is reported that the 
propositions under consideration will 
be put through. 

It is the aim of the Columbia Com- 
pany to Increase the route of the 
Eastern Wheel to thirty-six theatres 
in as many towns, according to an 
official, who said there were sufficient 
cities in prospect to make the total 
forty, if that many were cTesired. He 
also said it was unlikely the Colum- 
bia Company would care to have their 
list go beyond thirty-eight at the ut- 
most, and thirty-six would suffice 
nicely. 



EX-MANAGERS FISHING. 

It makes a difference to a manager 
whether he is drilling a show "into 
shape." or letting It out at $100 per. 
In the first place he is with the com- 
pany, taking all the worries and per- 
haps little money. The latter case 
permits him to receive $100 weekly 
from some one else who does the 
worrying besides, and then the man- 
ager with an ex-affixed has time to go 
Ashing in season. 

That is why J. Herbert Mack. 
Charles Barton and Harry Bryant, all 
of the Eastern Burlesque Wheel, are 
interviewing black bass and pickerel 
on the St. Lawrence river juBt now. 



IRWIN'S "BIG SHOW" ALL NEW. 

An all new show is to replace the 
present performance given by the 
company presenting Fred Irwin's 
"Big Show." Mr. Irwin is reported 
to have remarked after watching his 
"Big Show" for a week at the 
Columbia theatre that it was not what 
he wanted, nor did he think burlesque 
wanted it very badly. 

In the spirit of advancement, said 
Mr. Irwin, he intended discarding the 
present piece, and rebuilding the en- 
tire performance. 

Last season when Mr. Irwin had 
"The Gibson Girls" as a third show 
in the Eastern Wheel, he decided on 
the same drastic step with that organ- 
ization. This week Mr. Irwin's stan- 
dard burlesque organization, "The 
Majesties" is playing at the Columbia. 
It is reported as one of the best on 
the road. 



GOING IN MUSICAL COMEDY. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

When "The Runaway Girls" play 
Chicago in two or three weeks, Frank 
Wakefield will leave the organization, 
with which he has been connected for 
the past two years. Mr. Wakefield 
plays a "dope fiend" in the piece, and 
also in the vaudeville sketch of Reld, 
Wakefield and Co. 

Wakefield will Join a musical com- 
edy company. No one has been en- 
gaged yet to succeed him in the P. S. 
Clark show. 



SATISFIED WITH THE WEST. 

The season thus far on the Western 
Burlesque Wheel has proven a satis- 
factory one, said a member of the 
firm of Gordon & North this week, 
when asked by a Variety representa- 
tive how the Western Wheel compared 
for receipts with the firm's experience 
on the Eastern circuit last season. 

One of the burlesque sensations of 
the early summer was when Gordon 
& North, with three shows, trans- 
ferred their allegiance from the 
Eastern to the Western burlesque 
route. 

The partner added that the re- 
ceipts in the Western houses had 
held up to their anticipations, in some 
instances exceeding them. This was 
balanced he said by other houses 
which did not make as heavy a return, 
a condition he remarked found on 
both Wheels. 

While it is not expected that a 
member of either Wheel would un- 
loyally disparage business, it has been 
reported since the season opened that 
Gordon & North had two very good 
shows of the three in all, and that 
their companies have been playing to 
excellent returns. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Gordon & North's "Passing Parade" 
broke the house record for the sea- 
son at the Folly last week. 



AFTER THE SECOND HOUSE. 

Philadelphia, Oct. 6. 

The second house on the Western 

Burlesque Wheel to replace the Bijou 

of last season, is expected to arrive 

very shortly. A secret conference 
has been set for to-morrow (Friday) 
over here, when the deal may be 
closed. 

If the unnamed theatre is secured 
for the western people, it will turn 
the "Penn Circuit" of one-night 
stands to cover a lay-off week into 
solid time through the second Pbilly 
stand. 



NO CENSORS OUT. 

It is doubtful from the present out- 
look if the Empire Circuit (Western 
Burlesque Wheel) will have a Censor 
Committee go over its route. 

One of the members of the com- 
mittee (if it had been or would be) 
is Harry Martell, who is censoring 
fish on the line just now in the woods 
somewhere. James Lowrie is another, 
but Mr. Lowrie wouldn't enjoy 
travelling all over the Western Wheel 
in his automobile, so he may remain at 
home to drive it around New York. 

In the absence of a duly constituted 
censoring trio, the headquarters of 
the circuit will depend upon reports 
of shows from house managers. 



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CLAIM SMALL CHANCES. 

James Mullen and Allan Coogan in- 
tend leaving Sam Howe's "Lovemak- 
ers" after to-night's (Saturday) per- 
formance at the Olympic, New York. 
The men may join M. M. Thiese's new 
show. 

Mullen and Coogan during their 
stay with the Howe aggregation, claim 
they were not given proper chance, 
and that their sketch, introduced 
when the show first took to the road, 
was afterwards eliminated. 



GLOBE WATOH IN WASHINGTON. 

Washington, Oct. 6. 

The police are censoring shows at 
the burlesque houses, Gayety and Ly- 
ceum. They are present at the Mon- 
day matinee, looking especially for 
any "wiggling." The Al Reeves show 
at the Gayety and "The Bohemians" 
at the Lyceum almost got immeshed 
last week. It would have meant a 
fine of $100. 

While the Reeves show was here, 
five chorus girls with it were fined for 
displaying themselves in a nude con- 
dition before an open dressing room 
window. Two of the careless girls had 
to pay $30 each; the other three were 
assessed $20 per person. 



SCRIBNER BUYS A HOME. 

Sam Scribner bought an automobile 
first, then came the baby into the 
family, and Mr. Scribner has com- 
pleted the tribune by purchasing a 
house. Though last of all, it is lo- 
cated in Bedford Park. The neigh- 
bors say the landscape mark is in 
New York City. Scribner thought 
when dealing with the furniture mov- 
ing people that Bedford Park must 
be located somewhere near Buffalo. 

It's not a long ride from the Col- 
umbia theatre to the new Scribner 
homestead, and if the machine doesn't 
run wild, the general manager of the 
Eastern Wheel will be on the job each 
day by the time the count up for the 
matinee comes off. 



KENDRICK, SHOW'S MANAGER. 

The settlement of the "Rentz- 
Santley" burlesque show's family 
troubles has resulted in W. J. Kend- 
rick being appointed permanent man- 
ager of the company, with full power 
and authority. Mr. Kendrick is re- 
quired only to report statements and 
details to the Leavitts and Jack 
Mason. Any matter of grave import- 
ance goes before the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co. for adjustment. 

Frank Bertrand has replaced Harry 
Prince with the show. 

There are three new numbers, in- 
cluding "I'm Crazy to be Crazy Over 
Some One," from "$3,000,000" which 
Mason has permission to use. 



OBJECTS TO BILLBOARD. 

St. Louis, Oct. 6. 

A billboard carrying Gayety theatre 
paper and which overlooks the front 
yard of 1721 Washington Avenue, has 
been objected to by Mrs. Harriet Paul, 
the occupant of the residence. 

She says the board attracts atten- 
tion and comment. Mrs. Paul threat- 
ens to build a fence shutting out the 
view of It. 

Wilkesbarre, Oct. 6. 
One day last week some of the In- 
mates of the Old Ladies' Home cov- 
ered the posters on a dead wall op- 
posite with newspapers aire paste. The 
old ladies held an Indignation meeting 
when the billposters spread bills of 
ballet dancers, with nothing more 
than a smile to be seen. 



ORIGIN OF **GET THE HOOK.** 

The phrase, "Get the Hook!" has 
become so common that it has become 
a common expression, more expressive 
and emphatic than a similar meaning 
embodied in polite English. Though 
"Get the Hook" has become part of 
the American vocabulary of today, few 
are aware of its origination. 

Lieut. H. Clay Miner, of the Miner 
Estate, has placed a copyrighted book- 
let into circulation offering proof that 
the phrase sprung from an amateur 
performance at Miner's Bowery one 
Friday night in October, 1904. 

Regarding its origin, the Miner 
pamphlet says: "A particularly bad 
amateur was inflicting a patient audi- 
ence with an impossible 'near tenor' 
voice. Despite the howls, groans and 
cat-calls, the 'artist' persisted in stay- 
ing on, when Mr. Tom Miner, who was 
conducting the amateur performance, 
chanced to see in a corner a large, old- 
fashioned crook-handled cane, used by 
one of the negro impersonators. Quick- 
ly picking it up, he called Charles 
Guthinger, the property man, and had 
him lash it securely to a long pole. 
With this he stepped to the wings and, 
without getting in sight of the audi- 
ence, deftly slipped 'the hook' around 
the neck of the would-be singer and 
yanked him off the stage before he 
really knew what had happened. The 
next amateur was to give imitations of 
noted actors and after giving the worst 
imaginable, announced his 'next would 
be Richard Mansfield.' At this a small 
boy in the gallery yelled 'Get the 
Hook!' The audience roared its ap- 
proval and the 'actor' fled in dismay." 

The booklet also says that the 
French Senate was in session a short 
time ago and that one member, having 
become bored by the long-winded argu- 
ment of a speaker, shouted: "Le 
Croc! Le Croc! Apportez le Croc!" 
("The Hook! The Hook! Get the 
Hook!") 

The Miner booklet is printed on nice 
paper, well gotten up typographically 
and its pages are adorned with ex- 
cellent likenesses of Tom Miner, "who 
used the first 'hook;'" Charles Guth- 
inger, "who made the first 'hook;'" 
and Edwin D. Miner, "the amateur 
night impressario." Each page is ar- 
tistically embellished on the sides with 
trite caricatures of figures familiar 
to amateur night regulars. 



Kara, the juggler, will open on the 
Morris time at the American Music 
Hall Oct. 17. He has been playing in 
the northwest. 



WHAT A UNION SUIT WILL DO. 

A union suit surrounding the fe- 
male form appears to have the power 
to draw the elusive dollar from the 
managerial stronghold. The evidence 
lies with Jessie Keller, a cyclist, who 
when plain Jessie and plain cyclist, 
raised her market price to the aver- 
age of a "double act" on the "small 
time." 

With a black silk union suit, how- 
ever, the market price of "Venus on 
Wheels" jumped upwards, so far that 
the Western Burlesque Wheel be- 
lieved it was attraction enough to 
receive $250 weekly as an extra fea- 
ture to its shows. 

At that figure Miss Keller, who now 
resumes her proper name in conjunc- 
tion with the "Venus" decoration, 
has been booked for several weeks. 



Arris, a foreign posing act, Is at the 
American next week. 



VARIETY 



FROM MORRIS TO LOBW. 

Harrisburg, Pa. Oct 6. 

The Casino, which opened with 
vaudeville booked through William 
Morris, will switch the coming week, 
taking the bookings from the Loew 
Circuit. 

The change places the Casino in 
the "small time" class. It will have 
the usual five or six turns, with pic- 
tures. While the Morris bills proved 
satisfactory, the total at the bottom 
of the salary list as compared with 
what the Loew people offered, was 
too much for the local manager. And 
then besides on the Loew Circuit acts 
play three times daily, which means 
one show more, and that's something 
though it may amount to nothing in 
the box office. 

It was reported in New York 
Wednesday that the Morris office had 
arranged a program for next week 
for the Casino, Harrisburg, and 
would ship the acts there to report 
Monday. The Morris agency claims a 
contract with the house to furnish it 
bookings, the Casino having secured 
a Morris "franchise" for the town. 



Reading, Pa., Oct. 6. 
The Lyric, a new theatre built by 
the former manager of the Orpheum, 
Frank D. Hill, and several local capi- 
talists, opened Monday evening with 
an excellent bill. The Loew agency 
will book. For the present the popu- 
lar three-a-day policy will obtain. 



ASS'N BRANCH IN ST. LOUIS. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Charles E. Bray will open a branch 
office of the W. V. M. A. in St. Louis 
within a month. He spent last Sun- 
day and Monday in the Mound City 
looking over the field and has decided 
that there is business enough to be 
obtained Ln that vicinity to make a 
subsidiary office highly profitable. 

Several branches are proposed in 
this territory for "Association" book- 
ings. 



KEENEY DOING A "SPLIT." 

Besides "splitting" his houses by 
the week, Frank A. Keeney is split- 
ting his bookings for them. The M. 
R. Sheedy Agency in the Knicker- 
bocker Theatre building is booking 
acts for Keeney 's Armory, Bingham- 
ton, and Orpheum, Watertown (N. 
Y.). The Feiber & Shea agency 
continues to place bills in Keeney 'a 
other two theatres. 

Just now the Armory is "splitting" 
the week with J. B. Morris* Family, 
Gloversville, while the Watertown 
house is "splitting" anywhere, but 
favoring a Sheedy booking at Rome, 
N. Y. 

With the Keeney, J. B. Morris, his 
own houses and outside bookings. 
Sheedy starts off his new agency with 
twenty-one weeks, mostly "splits." 
The officers of the former Independent 
Booking Agency have been nicely laid 
out and rearranged. Carl Anderson 
and Ed. Small have their names let- 
tered upon the glass as of the staff. 
Two of the additions to the Sheedy 
line of bookings are located at Kings- 
ton and Newburgh, N. Y., bringing 
the agency against the F. F. Proctor 
theatres there; also the Family De- 
partment of the United Booking Of- 
fices through which Proctor books. 



A SECRET MEETING. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Several managers of vaudeville the- 
atres in towns surrounding Chicago 
met in secret session Tuesday at the 
Morrison hotel to organize some sort 
of a mutual protective association. 
This seems to be the annual recur- 
rence of an impression the managers 
have that many of their acts receive 
too much money. 

While nothing definite is known of 
any action which may have been taken 
it is said that the meeting may result 
ia some changes in the bookings of 
some out-of-town theatres and per- 
haps on important time here in Chi- 
cago. 



BOSTON AGENT DIES. 

Boston, Oct. 6. 
John J. Coogan, the vaudeville 
agent, died in this city Tuesday. He 
was well known and very popular. 



LINING UP FOR ERIE. 

Erie, Pa., Oct. 6. 

The Family Department of the 
United Booking Offices seems to be lin- 
ing up this town for battle against the 
Alpha, supplied from the Loew Circuit. 

Jeff Callan, a veteran at all things 
in the show business and a seasoned 
manager of "small time," arrived here 
yesterday to take the management of 
the Park Opera House. The Park will 
open Monday with United's acts. 

Besides the two theatres mentioned 
playing "small time," Gus Sun books 
the Colonial with his bills, while the 
Happy Hour, picture house, displays 
an act or two weekly. 

The Loew people recently removed 
the Alpha from the Tinted sheets. 

The Park has been leased to the 
Keith interests through J. H. Kerr of 
the Reis Circuit. E. F. Albee signed 
the lease on behalf of Keith. 



SUBSCRIBERS FOR MARION. 

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Oct. 6. 

Daniel L. Hart, city treasurer, who 
has undertaken the raising of a fund 
for the defense of George L. Marion, 
the theatrical man imprisoned here un- 
der a conviction of murder, has re- 
ceived the following subscriptions to 
date. 

Mr. Hart has agreed to act as cus- 
todian of all monies received. He may 
be addressed simply at Wilkes-Barre, 
Pa.: 

Daniel L. I^art $25.00 

John Shea :>;>.oo 

Harry Brown 2.">.00 

Poll Stock Co r»(M«i 

Frank Winch 1 .00 

Sydney Wire 1.00 

J. K. Peake 1.00 

"Merry Whirl" Co 16.00 

Rose Sydell 13.25 

Herbert P. Levin l.oo 



C. T. Dazey and Victor H. Smalley 
are collaborating on three playlets for 
vaudeville and "big names." 



CHICAGO'S "GRAND" THKATRES. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

There seems to be an epidemic of 
"Grand" theatres in Windytown. Four 
are now in operation among the 10-20 
representatives of vaudeville and soon 
there will be completed at Thirty-first 
and State street another Grand. This 
one is being built for Duke Branan 
and Earl J. Cox will book five acts 
for a full week. There will be two 
shows nightly. The ground cost $2.">,- 
000, and the theatre building will 
represent another investment of $50,- 
000. 

In Forty-second street, a few blocks 
away, Geo. Le Vee operates a Grand 
booked by the W. V. A.; another 
Grand, booked by C. H. Doutrick, is 
at Thirty-fifth street and Archer road, 
a short distance west of the latest 
Grand; Frank Q. Doyle books another 
Grand in a different section. Some- 
where else in town the fifth Grand is 
located, with the booker in hiding. 




HODKIN8 EXTENDS CIRCUIT. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

More time will be added to Chicago 
bookings next Monday when the Cozy, 
Houston, Tex., managed by Maurice 
Wolf, will be dedicated by six acta 
placed by Chas. E. Hodkins, whose 
offices are in the Chicago Opera House 
building. On the same date the Jewell, 
Paris; Lyric, Greenville, and Happy 
Hour, McKinney, all ln Texas, will also 
open for business with Lyric Circuit 
bookings. 

The Cozy, Houston, is the outgrowth 
of a "store show" which Manager 
Wolf started two years ago with a 
seating capacity limited to 250. The 
Cozy is modern in every detail, one 
feature of particular interest being a 
shower bath for both men and women 
under the stage. The house seats 
1,100 and six acts will give three 
shows daily. 

The Royal, San Antonio, another 
new house booked by Hodkins, opened 
last Sunday week, with a capacity of 
1,400, playing six acts three shows a 
day. The opening feature was Torcat 
and Flor D'Aliza with their real 
"Chanticlere" act. Lloyd Spencer, the 
house manager, wired Mr. Hodkins 
that capacity business ruled all 
through the opening week. 



NEW HARLEM "POP" STARTED. 

The new "pop" vaudeville house at 
124 th Street and Seventh Avenue 
opened last Saturday night. It is on 
the site of the former Harlem Casino, 
a restaurant, one of the Harlem land- 
marks for many years. 

The new theatre is called "Loew's 
7th Avenue," and is a part of the 
small time chain of the Loew Circuit. 
The house is finished plainly, and was 
opened hastily, before a big crowd. 
Early in the evening a mob crowded 
the sidewalk outside the theatre, re- 
sulting in much confusion, the only 
policeman in sight stationing himself 
inside the lobby, where his chief duly 
was to shout "Don't push." 

The 7th Avenue has an orchestra, 
balcony and gallery. The lower floor 
is of middling seating capacity appar- 
ently, with a good sized balcony and 
small gallery. An orchestra of seven 
pieces is led by A. Marks. 

The stage is of good size, but a 
glance at the interior of the theatre 
quickly convinces that it was not built 
with "big shows" for the present or 
the future in view. 

The usual Loew prices, 10-15-25, 
are the admission scale. Bills are di- 
vided between pictures and acts, the 
latter appearing three times daily. 
Fields and Lewis headlined the open- 
ing show. Another program opened 
Monday, "splitting" the week. 

The permit Jp open the theatre did 
not arrive until six in the evening, 
causing the managerial group much 
agitation until it appeared. 



CRYSTAL THKATRK, (JALVKSTOX, TEXAS. 

HODKINS' LYRIC VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT has booked attractions In the CRYSTAL. GAL- 
VESTON, ever since the house opened, over a year ago. 

It Is said that within three months after GEO. K. JORGENSEN began doing business, op- 
position was killed off and that In spite of repeated efforts to establish other theatres for vaude- 
ville, the experiments have all failed. 

Five acta are played, three shows a day being the policy. The theatre, located In Tremont 
Street, one of Galveston's best thoroughfares, seats 1,100 and Is enjoying great prosperity. 



Illuir, Mathews un<l lilair are a new 

three-act to be seen in vaudeville 
shortly. 1„. Mathews. ;i I present ap- 
pearing with Carrie I)< Mar, is a mem- 
ber. 

Schiclitl'K Marionettes, the foreign 

turn, has been plated l>y Leo Maase 
of the Marinelli olJice lor its first ap- 
pearance in New York at the Fifth 
Avenue Nov. 2 I. 



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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 

Aug. 20. 
Editor Variety: 

I see by Variety that Frank Leffel 
who was working with the Norris & 
Rowe show at the same time as myself 
gives you my name as one of those 
present at an alleged performance 
given by him in private, in which he 
used Miss Harriet Koch as the target. 

Looking back on the facts r as I know 
them, this is laughable and a down 
right story. Mr. Leffel must have had 
a bad dream and although he may be- 
lieve what he says, I refuse to bolster 
the dream up. 

Mr. Leffel, at my suggestion, bought 
a 22 calibre rifle about the middle of 
the season, and we used to go out at 
odd times, shooting small game. When 
he left the show about two months 
after, he was Just beginning to shoot 
a little, but as for using a lady for a 
target to practice a new trick, I doubt 
if he could hit a lady at 25 paces, let 
alone a target on her body. Just be- 
fore he left the show I heard him say 
he was going back to New York to 
practice a shooting act. 

I do not know Mr. Loris and I 
have never seen his performance; 
neither is Mr. Leffel a friend or an 
enemy of mine, but to let yourself and 
your readers accept this statement 
that I was present at such a per- 
formance would be to make myself out 
as bad a dreamer as Leffel. 

Alf. Honey. 

(Care United Circus Referee Office, 
Sydney, Australia.) 

(The issue of Variety Mr. Honey 
refers to in the above letter is that of 
May 7, 1910. In that number, a 
page was devoted to a recital of the 
act known as "The Bullet Proof 
Lady." It was then decided in 
Variety that on the evidence presented 
by John De Loris and Frank Leffel, 
that Mr. De Loris was the first pro- 
ducer of the turn in America and that 
Leffel was employing a "copy act." 
Previously Mr. Leffel had had an ad- 
vertisement which advertised himself 
as the originator 61 "The Bullet Proof 
Lady" declined by Variety upon the 
ground that he had no moral right to 
so advertise. He requested that 
Variety investigate his claim of 
priority. This the pa pet did. Among 
the names submitted was Mr. Honey's. 
Other people claimed by Leffel to 
have been present at an alleged exhi- 
bition with Norris & Howe's Circus 
in 1907 were mentioned. Mr. Honey's 
Ic ttor is the first that has been heard 
from anyone of the people given by 
Mr. Iveffel as his witnesses, either 
before or after the publication of the 
story. Leffel rested his right to ad- 
vertise himself as an originator upon 
a certificate issued by the White Hats 
of America l which adjudged him to 
have the first claim. Mr. Leffel stated 
the White Rats had investigated his 



claim, delivering the certificate to him 
upon the completion of the inquiry. — 
Ed.). 



Boston, Oct. 3. 
Editor Variety: 

No doubt a lot of friends of mine 
wonder why Mike Scott of Dublin has 
been around Boston so long. Well, he 
has proven to be a comrade to all 
performers, but to-day he has signed 
his name to be an American citizen 
and no less than 15,000 of the public 
of this country have been asking Mike 
Scott to do this for six years. So after 
three years of waiting it has been 
clone. I am sure the public and also 
performers will be glad to know it. 

It has been a lot of trouble and a 
lot of lost time, but it has been done, 
so everything comes out right in the 
long run, if the long run is in a 
theatre. 

Enough said. Mike Scott. 



Newark, O., Oct. 2. 
Editor Variety: «. 

Your article In this week's Variety 
headed "Suits and Countersuits" pre- 
sents but one side of the controversy 
between Fred Irwin and myself. 1 
engaged with Mr. Irwin for thirty 
weeks, and was given written notice 
when the time expired. I left the 
show that day. Had I played Detroit 
after Toledo, as asked by the manage- 
ment, I would have exceeded my con- 
tract by three days. My claim has 
been placed with Mr. Denis F. O'Brien, 
and my proofs are in his possession. 

Regarding the counter suit for 
transportation Mr. Irwin is planning 
against me, I think he knows there is 
no chance for success in that. Not 
alone that it is the custom of bur- 
lesque companies to pay all transpor- 
tation of people with it, but the per- 
sons in my act also did chorus work 
and played parts in the show. 

Aurelio Coccia. 
(Coccia and Amato.) 



Spokane, Sept. 29. 
Editor Variety: 

Variety of Sept. 2 4 reviewed a "new 
act" by the name of "Splssell, La- 
della and Engle Co. This act is a di- 
rect copy of the original Spissell Bros. 
and Co., now playing the Orpheum 
time. The man, Joseph Spissell, is not 
the original "Dutchman," but was the 
property man in the old act of Spis- 
sell Bros, and Mack, and recently he 
took the part of the Dutchman with 
the act of Spissell Bros, and Co. for 
one year. 

The old act of Spissell Bros, and 
Mack is at present time playing Moss- 
Stoll Tours, England, with a new man 
as the "Waiter." I am the original 
"Waiter," and the act of Spissell 
Bros, and Co., which played in the 
east all last season. 

Frank X Spissell. 
(Mgr. Spissell Bros, and Co.) 



THE WOMAN IN VARIETY 



BY THE SKIRT 



Carrie De Mar in selecting her 
wardrobe for this season has 
shown her usual good taste. A 
hobble number is becomingly dressed 
in grey chiffon with a band of cerise 
at the bottom. Some have an idea 
Miss De Mar is burlesquing this latest 
fad, but it is just as Miss De Mar saw 
the dress worn in Paris. In Pink 
pajamas this charming woman looks 
sweeter that any of the "pa jama 
girls." 



The London "Our Miss Gibbs" was 
much better dressed than the "No. 2" 
company (Knickerbocker). Pauline 
Chase (American) not only followed 
Gertie Millar's (English) style of 
dressing, but her every gesture shows 
keen observation of Miss Millar. In 
ihe last act where Miss Millar wore 
black, Miss Chase chose white, look- 
ing sweetly pretty. The London "show 
girls," famed the world over as "The 
Gaiety Girls," are an aggregation of 
the tallest women ever seen on the 
stage, and they can dress. 



Eva Tanguay has been called every- 
thing but "Immaculate Eva." The 
neatness and cleanliness of her dress- 
ing proves her right to the title. Miss 
Tanguay's costumes always appear as 
though just from the dressmaker. At 
the Fifth Avenue last week the fam- 
ous pearl coat is now being worn over 
new dress of pearls, the most elabo- 
rate ever. The clashing of the stones 
make a pleasing jingle. A tunic made 
entirely of pennies was striking. In 
black and white, Miss Tanquay look- 
ed her best. The coat of velvet stud- 
ded in brilliants with lace ruffles at 
the wrists, was lovely. There were 
so many changes of costume it is diffi- 
cult to recall them, but all worn over 
the pure white tights show Miss Tan- 
quay has given great care and thought 
to her costuming. I understand Miss 
Tanguay's marriage to a vaudeville 
man, well known and popular, will 
soon be heard of. 



If Gus Edwards isn't careful he will 
be called the Beau Brummel of Broad- 
way. Gus sure does look nice in that 
white serge suit he is wearing at 
Hammer8tein's this week. Gus has cer- 
tainly put over a winner. The entire 
act is dressed to a degree of good 
taste that any musical production 
would be very proud of. 



I wonder who's keeping Bert Coo-" 
per in Europe. 



Daisy Lloyd (Wood) has a cute 
daughter, four years old, in her Lon- 
don home. After dinner one night, 
the little one said grace. It was: 
"Thank God for my good dinner and 
please may I leave the table?" Dis- 
covering the dessert was to her lik- 
ing, the little one returned. After a 
good bit of the sweets, she folded her 
tiny hands and began again, "Thank 
God — " then stopped, and looking 
around the table, exclaimed, "What 
was it I bad?" 



Marie Lloyd's costumes can be de- 
pended upon to create a sensation, 
whenever she appears. Marie affects 
the hobble entirely and, vastly becom- 
ing they are. Marie's English home 
is a picture, her boudoir especially a 
work of art. The carpet royal purple ; 
the walls, covered in white satin per- 
cale with purple border; the furniture 
in black walnut heavily carved and 
impressive in its massiveness. Marie's 
sister, Anne Wood, looks after this 
establishment. 



The dressing of Lasky's "On The 
House Top" is below the average 
dressing of "girl acts." The four 
young women comprising the chorus 
wear a poor quality of satin 
dresses, with large hats. They change 
to white over blue with black at the 
bottom. With this pretty black velvet 
hats trimmed with silver fringe are 
worn. Lillian English, a slight, pretty 
woman with auburn hair carefully 
coiffured, wore white chiffon over 
silver. 



The Four Readings are as neatly 
a dressed acrobatic act as there is. 
They wear basketball or running 
("gym") suits, consisting of the regu- 
lation white shirt and trunks. The 
suits are in four different colors. 



I received some scandalous mail 
this week. My friend in Chicago tells 
me there should be a lot of things 
happening pretty soon out there that 
will make talk. Some of the things 
going on now, from what she says. 
Another letter from Australia men- 
tions the arrival of a little baby out 
in the wild rushes. An American act 
over there contains the father and 
mother of the child, relates the letter, 
but neither the father nor the mother 
advertised the birth. 



Helen Russell (Bert Coote and Co.. 
Colonial) wears a white lace dress 
that just misses being pretty. I think 
without the bertha it would be more 
modern. 



HE GAVE SOME ATTENTION. 

It used to be said by those who knew him 
veil that Chollle was something of an Idiot; 
but there are times when It has seemed to 
ethers who also knew him well that he shows 
signs of genius, as, for Instance, In the fol- 
lowing correspondence. The other day ho re- 
ceived the following letter In his morning's 
mall : 

"New York. Aug. 1, 1010. 
"Charles Bobbin, Esq. : 

"Dear Sir— For the fifteenth consecutive 
time we enclose a statement of your account 
with our house. The bill has been running 
now for a trifle over two years, and we feel 
that we have been sufficiently lenient In re- 
spect to It. We, therefore, request that you 
pay some attention to our request for settle- 
ment. Yours very truly, 

"Snip, Cuttem & Co." 

To this Chollle sent, three days later, tin' 
following reply : 

"The Crackcrjack Club. 
"New York. Aug. 4, 1010. 
'Messrs. Snip, Cuttem & Co. : 

"Gentlemen— In accordance with your re- 
quest of Aug. 1, asking me to pay some atten- 
tion to your bill. I beg to say that I have 
taken It to the theatre with me twice, one- 
to Coney Island, and given It a ride arouml 
the Central Park four times in a taxleab. 
The limited time at my disposal has pre- 
vented my paying It any further attention, 
but It Is my Intention during the balance of 
♦ he month to give it a little run up to Sara- 
toga and back, with the possibility of a two 
weeks' outing in the White Mountains before 
the end of the month. Trusting that this will 
prove entirely satisfactory to you. I beg. 
gentlemen, to remain always, yours very 



truly, "Charles Bobbitt.' 



—Harper's Weekly. 



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London, Sept. 28. 
George Craves after playing a week 
in Manchester made his first London 
vaudeville appearance at the Palace 
last week. Graves is playing a very 
amusing sketch called "Koffo of Bond 
Street." There is much comedy In 
the piece due to Graves' splendid style 
of getting over laughs. He has 
two very good looking girls with 
him. While the act would not 
be understood by anything but a 
"wise" London audience, it will fit in 
the Palace program admirably. 



Four sketches were at the Holborn 
Empire last week. While the arrange- 
ment was not what it should have 
been, the sketches all passed. "Charles 
and His Friend," by Curtice Pounds 
and Co., is full of good laughs and ex- 
cellent singing. Mlddleton and Spell- 
meyer in their western skit never lost 
the audience, and Roland Martyn in 
"The Ghost of Jerry Bundler" created 
much interest. W. T. Ellwanger and 
Co. in "Who Did It?" also shared in 
the comedy honors. 



Harry Webber, the Hebrew com- 
edian, will play the part of Alderman 
Fitzwarren in the pantomime, "Dick 
Whittington," at the Grand, Glasgow, 
this Christmas. 



M. D. Waxman, the Hebrew actor, 
intends visiting America shortly to try 
out some sketches on the vaudeville 
stage. 



Fred Karno's pantomime in Glas- 
gow will contain the following: George 
AH, Maldie S^cott, Lily Morris, George 
French and Fred Emney. 



Sam Stern was at the Paragon last 
week in connection with the Empire, 
Leicester Square. The comedian depu- 
tized for Gilday and Fox, who left the 
bill after a difference with the man- 
agement. 



Dec. 1!) is the date set for the open- 
ing of the Butt hall, Glasgow (Alham- 
bra). 



General Ed. La vino opening last 
week at the Palace put over a substan- 
tial hit. Everyone was talking about 
the back-drop the juggler has. 



George Formby, who has been in the 
Provinces for some time, will return 
to London in December. 



Martin Harvey will be the big at- 
traction for the Palladium, opening in 
December. 



Ella Shields, at present playing In 
London, will shortly take a provincial 
trip until December, when she returns 
to appear on the opening bill at the 
Palladium. After this engagement the 
singer will work in London for three 
years without a break. 

Nat Wills intends to finish at the 
Palace Oct. 15. 



George Conquest has taken over the 
old Britannia, Hoxton, in the east end 
of London. Now there is a lawsuit on 
between George Foster and the Baras- 
ford estate over the lease. 



LONDON 


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Napier Kowski, a Russian dancer, at 
present a rage in Paris, has been 
booked by Lew Johns for the Stoll cir- 
cuit. ■ 

Helen Trix is in the Provinces for a 
few weeks, working on the Stoll time. 



Friend and Downing, after a long 
trip in the Provinces, return to Lon- 
don this week to play the Euston Mu- 
sic Hall and the Empire, Shoreditch. 



Hetty King did a full act at the 
Finsbury Park last week, getting away 
big. She is putting over an English 
version of "Follow the Car Tracks" in 
great shape. 



A comedy in billing was on at the 

Tivoll last week. When the bills first 
appeared Harry Lauder and Marie 
Lloyd shared the top. Lauder objected 
to this. The next day the bills had 
Lauder only on top; Marie Lloyd next 
and Wilkie Bard third. Then it seems 
both Bard and Marie objected. The 
next day Lauder's name still remained 
on top but Marie Lloyd's name ran 
down one side of the bill In slanting 
style, while Wilkie Bard's appeared the 
same way on the other side. 



Anna Chandler at the Finsbury 
Park Empire, last week sang five 
songs, getting away great in a late 
position. The singer puts over all her 
songs in a comedy way, but It is the 
excellent delivery of "coon" songs and 
the singing of the "Yiddish" song that 
makes her the big hit. Miss Chandler 
has been booked for two extra weeks 
on the Stoll tour, coming into the 
Coliseum Oct. 17. Shortly after the 
fortnight there the comedienne will 
sail for America. 



Walley Bradley, of the Kaufman 
Troupe, became engaged this week to 
Gertie Clegg, at present In America. 



De Dio, the dancer, has been booked 
for South Africa by Sydney Hyman 
and will sail for there in two weeks. 



The Zigeuner Quartet, Mason and 
Bart and The Cromwells sail on the 
Majestic Sept. 28 for America, all due 
to open on the Morris circuit. 



The Morris office, now in Walter 
House, Strand, will remove to Char- 
ing House 29a Charing Cross road in 
a few days. 



Georges Wague and Christine Kerf 
who present a pantomimic specialty, 
have been booked to come to England 
from France, by Burt Howell. 



Kmerson and Baldwin sail for Now 
York to-day. They expect to return to 
this side in April next. 



Fiiend and Downing are in town 
this week working the Euston and 
the Empire Shoreditch. 



Willy Brothers, the German acro- 
bats, have been booked for South 
Africa by Sydney Hyman. 

Jane Hading, the famous French 
actress, will be the next big attrac- 
tion at the London Hippodrome. 



Hinaldo is working five shows a 
night this week, playing the Oxford, 
Metropolitan, and the Palace, Ham- 
mersmith. 

Nevada Landino, said to be a for- 
mer New York newsboy, is appearing 
in concert work around London. 



Napier Kowski, previously stated as 
having been secured by the Moss-Stoll 
Tour for the Hippodrome, has caused 
some stir between the Palace and the 
"Hip." It seems an agent offered the 
act to the Hippodrome and the Pal- 
ace at the same time. Both accepted 
her and the Palace secured her sig- 
nature. In all probability the Rus- 
sian dancer will be the big attraction 
at the Palace to follow the present 
engagement of George Graves. 



Montgomery and Moore finish a five 
weeks' engagement at the Hippodrome 
Saturday. They go to Liverpool next 
week to play the Hippodrome, on the 
Barrasford-De Frece time, going from 
there to the Glasgow Pavillion. The 
pair may sail for home shortly after 
the Glasgow date, bringing them into 
New York the latter part of October. 



Tetrazzini, the singer, appeared be- 
feroe 16,000 people last Saturday aft- 
ernoon at the Crystal Palace in Lon- 
don. 



Cissie Loft us has cancelled her en- 
gagements between now and next 
March through illness, it is announc- 
ed. Hartley Milburn, Miss Loftus' 
agent, states that the real reason 
will develop in November. 



Last Saturday at Daly's, the first 
anniversary of "The Dollar Princess" 
occurred. Joe Coyne and Lily Elsie, 
the principals, were treated royally. 



Keeley Brothers, now on the Con- 
tinent, will be at the London Pavil- 
lion next February. The act is also 
booked for Australia, sailing in Jan- 
uary . 11)12. 



HIGH PRICES FOR SEATS. 

Boston, Oct. 6. 
A seat for the symphony concerts 
brought $52 at auction. Scores of 
music lovers attended the sale. Mem- 
bers of Boston's social set were in 
prominence at the sale and a large 
number of the seats were sold for $1S. 
One row of seats sold for $2 9 each. 
Ticket agents and speculators were 
conspicuous by their absence. 



A SELF-MADE MANAGER 
TO HIS BOOKING AGENT 

By J. A. MURPHY. 
(Murphy and Willard.) 
East Cranberry, O., Oct. 4. 
Dear Mike: 

There was a couple of fellers 
named Grifter and Gitney that wrote 
to me and s~id if I would put them 
in with my show bookings for this 
week they would perform their coin 
manipulating act for A. K. 

The pictures on their circular 
showed them wadin knee deep in 
two dollar bills and tossln money 
around by the bushel. I hired them 
by mail and when they sent in their 
directions they said they would ar- 
rive late and for me to have twenty 
dollars in pennies and twenty dol- 
lars in nickles ready for them to use. 
They performed at the matinee and 
made the coins disappear in their 
hair and hats and legs, then they 
disappeared themselves and I aint 
seen them or my forty dollars since. 
I see that in your next batch of 
acters you have on the list, Strynger 
the quick change acter. You can can- 
cellate him right off as I dont want 
no more quick change fellers; Grifter 
and Gitney was enough. 

My curtln puller has been away 
for a few davs on account of having 
to explain to the government why he 
left the army without glvin notice 
and the cook from the Silver Moon 
Cafe said he would help out with the 
chores around the stage. He never 
done no theater work before and 
when The 4 Slogdiners said they 
wanted to close in one he told them 
they couldn't put their clothes in No 1 
because that was the women's room 
and they would have to dress in No 2. 
If he had been an old theater man 
like me he would have knowed that 
close in one meant they would do 
some clothes changin in front of the 
street scene curtin. 

Demonio and Bell are right comMcal 
actors. The man kicks the ladV in the 
face without hurting her nose after 
which she plays a tune on a bugle 
while he puts his feet in his vest 
pocket. They stuck labels all over my 
theater which states that they have 
traveled to a whole lot of places that 
no one ever heard of. 

Old man Shiveley's neffew Is back 
in town again and brought his wife 
with him. He says they are goin to 
lay off and reorganize but I think they 
got cancellated some where. The 
Stadium folks is makin a fuss about 
havin Sig Cannet the harp player this 
week. He has two or three stage help- 
ers carry out a harp and a stool and a 
platform in front of a red flannel cur- 
tin. He comes out and plays a tune 
hut the fiddlers keep playln somethin 
else and spoil it. Then they throw 
some moonlight on him and he plays 
another tune so soft that no body ran 
hear it but the audience claps just as 
much as if they knew what it was all 
about. I would sooner hear Jim Dilka 
play his tomato ran wilh a string in 
it. 

You say that next \\»<k you are 
Koin to send some Lrood character 
ncters. I am ^hei o!' that because 
some you send ha\e iniKhiy had char- 
acters. Tell thi-m in s< ml photos at 
once. 

Ail am Nowertjui/. 



12 



VARIETY 



FILMS FOR TARGET PRACTICE. 

13. W. Hates, a South African war 
veteran, has introduced an invention 
for the use of soldiers in target prac- 
tice which has just been tried out 
by the Royal WarwickshlreB, in Eng- 
land, with successful results. Based 
pjou cinematograph principles the 
object of the invention is to provide 
sharp-shooting practice for riflemen 
at objects which move more naturally 
than do those which are governed by 
mechanical or electrical appliances. 

The cinematograph apparatus 
throws a picture of an infantry charge 
upon a screen which consists of two 
rolls of heavy paper placed one in 
front of the other less than half an 
inch apart. Immediately a shot is 
fired a red light appears, indicating 
the spot where the bullet has per- 
forated the paper. The picture is 
fixed instantaneously and it if easy to 
tell whether or not the marksman 
has struck one of the pictured sol- 
diers. It is said that our own Gov- 
ernment is considering the Invention 
for adoption over here. 



FILM EXCHANGE BANKRUPT. 

San Francisco, Oct. 6. 

Creditors of the Theatre Film Ser- 
vice Company of this city have filed a 
petition in involuntary insolvency in 
the United States District Court. 

The following is a list of the 
creditors and the amount due each. 
Biograph, $761; Essanay, $339; 
Kalem, $318; Selig, $323. 



TWO NEW PICTURE HOUSES. 

Plans were filed last week that will 
give New York City two new picture 
houses of the smaller type. Both of 
the new buildings are to be erected 
on the East Side, one on Spring 
street and the other on Third avenue 
(near the corner of 54th street). 

According to plans filed, the build- 
ings are to cost $10,000 each. The 
former will be a three-story structure 
while the latter will be but one story 
in height. 



PICTURE OF THE NUDE. 

Among the Pathe film releases this 
week was one showing the habits and 
customs of the people living in the 
Molucca Islands, Oceania. In one 
scene where women are shown weav- 
ing, several boys stand watching. The 
brown-skinned lad in the center was 
stark naked, and he is seen facing 
the audience. The house gasped, 
then burst out laughing. 

At the Keith-Proctor Union Square 
the weaving was cut out after Assist- 
ant Manager Schreiber had seen it, 
but at the other theatres the picture 
passed without any comment. 

While the censors may claim a 
study in art, it was entirely too true 
to nature to pass with their approval, 
and the evidence indicates the Censor 
Committee never saw it at all. 



OHIO CONVENTION. 

Columbus, O., Oct. C. 

The State picture exhibitors held a 
convention here Monday to complete 
an organization. About 150 were rep- 
resented. The movement first started 
a year ago. 

The organization is open to both 
sides of the picture fight. M. A. Neff 
of Cincinnati is temporary president. 



WORLD DOING GOOD. 

Since the New York World began 
its crusade on "bad films" and criti- 
cised the "blood and thunder" pos- 
ters in front of the city's moving pic- 
ture houses, column after column 
being daily given over to a resume of 
real, existing conditions, there has 
been a noticeable change at all the 
houses which make an outside dis- 
play. 

On Fourteenth street where the 
fronts of the Comedy, Crystal Hall 
and other picture placces were pasted, 
posted and placarded from top to 
bottom with huge, flaring scenes and 
big letters in colors, it looks as 
though a "clean-up" committee had 
been at work. The posters have been 
toned down, the scarlet lettering made 
less attractive but more pleasing In 
effect, and the theatre fronts have a 
more alluring appearance. 

Merchants In the Fourteenth street 
neighborhood felt like compliment- 
ing the theatre managers on the 
improved lobby and entrance condi- 
tions. 



EDISON'S "COP" FILM. 

There was great excitement at the 
intersection of Broadway, Twenty- 
third street and Fifth avenue last 
Monday afternoon and it was all 
caused by the Edison Motion Picture 
Company taking a picture of New 
York policemen keeping the streets 
clear and allowing the people to cross 
at these busy corners. The picture 
will be entitled "The Life of a New 
York Policeman." 

The Edison company arranged for an 
ambulance run. It came flying down 
Fifth avenue at a given signal. 
Mounted police galloped ahead and 
cleared the way. So many people 
were anxious to get in the picture 
that it was almost necessary to ride 
them down. 

Despite the vigilance of the police, 
some of the boys managed to pose 
before the camera. Just as the big 
feature was being pulled off, a street 
car came up Broadway and came 
within an ace of spoiling the picture. 
One of the mounted officers did a Phil 
Sheridan ride and saved the day. 



THE FIRST "RELIANCE." 

Everything is in readiness for the 
first release of "Reliance" films by 
the Carlton Motion Picture Company 
(independent). It will be seen pub- 
licly for the first time Oct. 22. 

The picture is entitled "In the Gray 
of the Dawn." The principal char- 
acters are taken by Marion Leonard, 
Henry Walthall, Gertrude Robinson, 
Phillips Smalley, Arthur Johnson, 
James Kirkwood and Frankie Burns. 



A "DURAND" ACT. 

A "Durand" act in number of Du- 
rands is now on the vaudeville market. 
Paul Durand, the agent, has placed 
his wife, Elsie Durand, the actress, in 
a sumptuous production entitled "El- 
sie Durand and Her Four Empire 
Girls." It is at present "breaking In." 

Attached to the turn is another 
Paul Durand, known as "Paul Du- 
rand, 2d." He is the musical director, 
no relative to the principal or her ag- 
ent-husband, and was formerly of the 
Three Durands. 



VARIETY'S PICTURE REVIEWS 



"A KENTUCKY PIONEER" (Selig). 

The old story of pioneer days. The friendly 
squaw, the treacherous Indian, who steals the 
betrothed or a white settler, the girl's escape 
with the aid of the squaw, the pursuit by the 
tribe, and the running fight on horseback 
make the story of this film. It Is a theme 
displayed many times before and with much 
better effect. FRED. 



EXAMINATION DAY AT SCHOOL" (Bio- 
graph). 

A picture that combines comedy and pathos, 
laughter and tears In almost the breath. It 
tells a plausible story. The various types of 
children, and their pranks cause no end of 
laughter. The venerable and kind hearted 
school master wins his audience from the be- 
ginning and there was more than one eye tear 
dimmed In the audience at his dismissal. The 
photography is good and the film Is one that It 
a sure favorite. FRED. 



"A DIVER'S HONOR" (Qaumont). 

A deep sea tragedy. Father and son are 
divers. The latter agrees to secure certain 
plans from a sunken submarine and sell 
them to a spy. The father Is told of the son's 
dishonor. There are scenes of the water and 
the diver at work. Father dons a suit and 
goes below. He wrestles with his offspring 
and finally cuts the tube which supplies the 
son with air. The jig Is up for that young 
man. Father returns to surface and tells a 
few weather-beaten water-lovers that he did it 
for his country's sake. The theme Is decided- 
ly unpleasant. 



'WHO OWNS THE RUO?" (Pathe). 

A halr-pulllng match between three women 
at the close causes some laughter. The women 
buy the rug from a peddler, who steals it from 
each door-step and resells It The rug used 
Is one that belongs in a parlor and not on a 
door-step, but It Is good enough to raise the 
fuss. This picture has a "chase" which Is of 
the usual Fathe character. 



"A HIGH SPEED BIKER" (Qaumont). 

They don't make them any funnier. A bi- 
cycle rider has a wild ride on one of those 
(julck-dcllvery affairs that Is full of comic 
situations. Each collision Is good for a laugh 
but the trick-house effect is what causes the 
uproar. "A High Speed Biker" Is genuinely 
funny. 

"SOUTHERN TUNIS" (Pathe). 

The Pathe company does the public a good 
turn every time it hands it a film like this 
one. First, date trees In the oasis are shown 
and camels are seen in action, with native 
riders. Cobras, full of life and apparently 
ready to sink their deadly fangs Into the film 
arranger himself, are flashed on the curtain. 
The natural toboggan ride on the slippery 
rocks, the natives having a merry time, Is a 
feature. The picture Is worth seeing. 

"THE BACHELOR'S BABY" (VlUgraph). 

The title of "The Deserters" could have been 
used, as a husband deserts his wife, and she 
In turn deserts her baby. There Is comedy, 
but the film reaches a ghastly stage where 
a death scene Is shown. 

"THE ICONOCLAST" (Biograph). 

The Biograph has not told the best story 
imaginable of the iconoclast, although this 
film must receive credit for the moral It 
eaches.. The curse of drink and despondency 
over his station In life causes the head of a 
poor family to "get in Dutch" with his rich 
employer. He is "fired" and he swears re- 
venge. But, In making an attempt to shoot 
down "the boss" In his own home, the man 
is touched by the great love shown by the 
employer for his crlpped daughter. There 
Is nothing unusual In the story. It simply 
tells the worklngman to let well enough alone. 

"BETTY IS STILL AT HER OLD TRICKS" 
(Pathe). 
Some old comedy tricks bob up again, being 
handled by a girl, who acts well. Some of 
the scenes bring laughter, while others fall 
to cause even a ripple. The boys and girls 
will like Betty because she "raises Cain." 
Pathe uses the chase idea again. The pho- 
tography Is good. 

"MOLUCCA ISLANDS" (Pathe). 

Barring one unpleasant scene In the picture, 
the Pathe firm has turned out another beau- 
tifully tinted film, worth going a mile to see. 
The islands of the Ocean lo country are real- 
istically exhibited on the curtain. The camera 
has done fine work. There is no excuse for 
the nude children being so conspicuously dis- 
played In the picture. " 

"MY FRIEND THE DOCTOR" (Selig). 

If the Selig people had shown a chicken 
flopping around with Its head cut off. the 
laughter would have been more spontaneous. 
A sick man is examined by a doctor, given the 
wrong medicine and goes through a series of 
convulsions that are neither funny nor pleas- 
ant from any angle. A point In favor of this 
picture Is its brevity. 

"A COLD STORAGE ROMANCE" (Selig). 

An enjoyable film with some excellent com- 
ery effects. An overgrown country boy Is 
head over heels in love with a rural miss, who 
worships novel heroes. Some Interesting 
scenes In a hennery are shown. The girl ad- 
dresses an egg that Is shipped away and It 
turns up ten years later, the finder visiting 
the home of the girl, who has since married 
the country bumpkin. His reception Is not 
what It was cracked up to be. Well photo* 



graphed and well arranged, the picture serves 
its purpose admirably, though really a revived 

subject 

"HER FIANCE AND THE DOG" (Qaumont). 
Not much doing In the laughing line. The 
picture is shy many points on entertainment 
The film is clear and well noted. A line in 
the manufacturer's bulletin expresses It well : 
"A great amount of thought la wasted on the 
subject." 

"RANSOMED OR A PRISONER OF WAR" 
(VlUgraph). 
A war story, but without shooting or kill- 
ing. A Confederate captain passes through 
the Union lines to visit his own home and 
help his little son celebrate his fifth birthday. 
Trying to return he is captured and sentenced 
to death as a spy. Little Jack, hearing of hid 
father'a plight goes to the Union general and 
brings about his father's release. There are 
some good scenes, but the army camp details 
lack realism. 



"THE LITTLE ACROBAT" (Qaumont). 

The story of an attempted abduction of a 
young marquis frustrated by the little acro- 
bat whom the former had befriended when the 
smaller lad was being beaten by a street en- 
tertainer. The little acrobat wins a home 
behind marble walls for his timely warning. 
There Is not much to the film. 



"MORE THAN HIS DUTY" (Edison). 

The Canadian northwest furnishes the scenes 
for this picture. A nice looking young man, 
whose sister loves a member of the Royal 
Northwest Mounted Police, Is a bad boy. who 
gambles and then robs a post-office, despite 
all the influences brought to bear by his folks. 
The girl's father, auperintendent of the bar- 
racks, sends the lover after the robber. There 
Is a chase through the woods and the capture 
effected, after the officer has winged the 
brother In the «nn on a distance shot The 
officer tries to shield the robber In his own 
home, but the girl learns the story and the 
subsequent suicide of the brother causes the 
father to guess the truth. The lovers are 
given blessings by the father as they stand 
near the lifeless form of the brother. The 
picture, photographically, Is a gem. 

'-THE DISHONEST STEWARD" ( Urban - 
Eclipse). 
A steward in the employ of a count on 
learning of the letter's death, not only ap- 
propriated the noble's fortune, but takes his 
little son and leaves him In the most dense 
part of a thicket The boy Is returned to 
good hands by an old beggar. The photog- 
raphy Is of high class, but the picture is dis- 
appointing. 

"CITY OF A HUNDRED MOSQUES-BROUS- 
8A. ASIA MINOR" (Urban-Eclipse). 
The George Klelne company shows the Am- 
erican stay-at-homes what a Turkish city looks 
like. Street scenes, with camels In the fore- 
ground, are shown. Other interesting sights 
are reproduced. 

"DIFFERENT TRADES IN BOMBAY" (Pathe) 
When it comes to giTlng the public natural 
scenic views and pictures of Industrial pur- 
suits In the Orient or any of the foreign coun- 
tries, the Pathe company can hit the fancy 
nine times out of ten. As an educational 
factor, this picture Is "Okay." 

"MIRTH AND SORROW" (Pathe). 

Scenes of the festive carnival days and nights 
In Paris are vividly reproduced by the cam- 
era. There Is a tearful ending, but an ordi- 
nary Pathe story would not be complete with- 
out the Qrlm Reaper having a part. 

"ALL ON ACCOUNT OF A LIE" (Essanay). 
A man Is unavoidably detained from going 
home through a mishap to an automobile, 
which happens forty miles from his happy 
fireside. It Is an all-night delay. His wife 
Is miffed on his return the next morning. 
The truth doesn't go for wlfey, so he tells her 
a fib about his "night out" She telegraphs 
for the supposed friend with whom he stayed 
to call without his knowledge. The hubby 
passes off another friend as Mr. Butts. There 
Is a regular "My Friend From India" mix- 
up, good for some hearty laughter. The 
camera failed to do Its duty In several scenes. 

WOULDN'T TELL SECRETS. 

Harry E. Malther, treasurer of the 
Columbia theatre, Brooklyn, is being 
sued by his wife for a separation. 
The case will come up before Judge 
Maddoz, In the Supreme Court, 
Brooklyn. Mrs. Maither, formerly a 
"hello girl," prior to her marriage In 
March, 1906, claims in her affidavit 
that Maither refused to tell her the 
secrets of the Masonic order, that fur- 
ther she was driven out of her home, 
and that her husband disappeared for 
days at a time. 

Judge Maddox allowed Mrs. Maither 
$50 counsel fee, but said that the 
question of alimony can be decided 
when her separation suit is tried. 



VARIETY 



13 



SOME CLOSING DATES. 

Chicago, Oct. 6. 

Buffalo and Pawnee Bill's "Wild 
West" ends its season Nov. 19""at Ar- 
genta, Ark., a suburb of Little Rock, 
where the show plays to avoid a $500 
hold-up on the license. The show 
will ship to Trenton, N. J., for the 
winter. 

George Degnon, who has been ex- 
cursion agent for three seasons, came 
to town last Monday on his way home 
to Newark, N. J. His season closed 
in Little Rock last Saturday, at which 
point Sam Feidler, manager of the 
No. 3 (opposition car) also ended his 
travels. 

The Barnum & Bailey Show closes 
at Clark sd ale, Miss., and ships to 
winter quarters at Bridgeport. The 
show will appear at Madison Square 
Garden in the spring. 

The Sells-Floto will end its season 
at Sherman, Tex., Oct. 22, after the 
most exciting and bitter opposition 
fight in Texas the circus profession 
has ever known. The Hagenbeck- 
Wallace Show closes Oct. 24, at Tren- 
ton, Tenn., somewhat earlier than 
was at first intended. Al W. Martin 
joined the H-W Show in Atlanta. 



RINGLINGS PAY TEXAS. 

Austin, Oct. 6. 

It becomes known that last week 

representatives of the Ringling Bros. 

reached an agreement with the State 
officials and upon payment of $12,- 
000 settled all differences which have 
existed in the matter of back licenses, 
both State and county. 

This is the culmination of a fight 
which representatives of the Sells- 
Floto Show stirred up two seasons ago 
in Tammen's warfare against the 
Baraboo Bros. What with the pres- 
ent payment and expenses incident to 
contesting the claims the man from 
Denver has caused the Ringlings to 
part with a pretty penny to square 
things up. 



CIRCUS LOSES TWO SHOWS. 

Elkton, Md., Oct. 6. 

The Frank A. Robbins circus was 

unable to reach here until 1 p. m. 
last Saturday, a defective car delaying 
the train, and the afternoon perform- 
ance had to be called off. 

The show also lost its night per- 
formance at Chestertown, owing to a 
big fire there on the evening the 
show was to have played. The cir- 
cus men did efficient work at the 
fire. 



CIRCUS WOMAN GUILTY. 

Evansville, Oct. 6. 

Mrs. Jennie Maler. who shot and 
killed James Simpson, whom she 
claimed was peeping into the woman's 
dressing tent on the day the Norris & 
Rowe Show opened its season here 
last April, was found guilty of man- 
slaughter by a Jury in Circuit Court, 
after deliberating six hours. A minor- 
ity favored acquittal, but finally ga\e 
in to the majority. 

A new trial is likely. Punishment 
may be a prison term of from two to 
twenty years, but under the Indiana 
laws a prisoner may be paroled after 
serving two years. 



CIRC US 



FORMER CLOWN DIES. 

Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 6. 

Charles McClaslin, aged 59 years, 
a former circus clown, who cast aside 
the spangles and tinsel and shelved 
his grease paints to become an envoy 
of the Salvation Army, died last week 
at the headquarters of the industrial 
department in Atlanta. 

McClaslin was a clown with Fore- 
paugh and Sells Bros.' circus. Eight 
years ago when the show played here, 
he became a Salvation Army convert. 
A widow and two daughters, who 
live in Nashville, Tenn., survive. The 
remains were interred at Nashville. 



NO TAX ON CHARITY. 

Savannah, Ga., Oct. 6. 

The Robinson circus will not have 

to pay any county tax when it shows 

here Oct. 26 under the auspices of 
the Savannah lodge of Elks. As it 
will be "for sweet charity's sake," 
the tax will be omitted on this oc- 
casion. 

The county commissioners con- 
sidered a petition from the Elks and 
on the ground that it will benefit the 
charity side of the county and city 
ledger, decided to let the circus come 
in free. 



"TWO BILLS" IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Oct. 6. 

The "Two Bills' Wild West" open- 
ed yesterday, the start having been 
very favorable. No street parade was 
given. 

The night attendance was about 
nine-tenths of capacity and the show 
was well received throughout. The 
western features scored big. Every- 
thing presented in Class A. Trappings 
and costumes noticeably fresh and 
clean. 

The "Wild West" is here for five 
days. It secured a $5 rate each per- 
formance as a license fee. That has 
evoked a large sized howl, but it came 
too late. The Board of Supervisors 
ha* been requested to consider the 
license subject for future cases. 



Zack Miller (no relation of the Zack 
of Miller Bros.) who is doing cowboy 
tricks with the Mulhall "Wild West" 
show, had a hard fall from his horse 
during the night performance at Knox- 
vllle, Tenn., but escaped serious in- 
jury. In the pony express riding, his 
horse fell and pinned Miller under- 
neath, Miller's back and shoulders 
being bruised. 



Louis E. Cooke, general agent of 
the "Two Bills." is expected to arrive 
in Chicago the last of the current 
work whore he will make headquar- 
ters for the present, going south occa- 
sionally to watch the advance. 

If. E. lltitlcr, for two seasons and 
part of this year a car manager for 
Buffalo and Pawnee Bill, is in Chicago, 
producing and hooking vaudeville acts. 



FOUR KILLED IN MELEE. 

Augusta, Ga., Oct. 6. 

Three negroes employed by the Hag- 
enbeck-Wallace circus were arrested 
here Sunday morning for attempting 
to rob other employees. They had a 
fight on the circus train which resulted 
in the death of four people. 

The circus paid off at Columbia the 
night before. Gambling on the train 
during its run to this point followed. 
About two in the morning the colored 
men started through the train on a 
robbery tour. The first victim resist- 
ed. A riot commenced. Paul A. Wil- 
liams, a billing clerk of the Southern 
Railway, aboard the train at the time, 
was among those killed. The other 
dead men are negroes. J. C. Weekly 
of Columbia, also on the train, was in- 
jured. 

The colored men under arrest are 
named Clark, Wilson and Grcsham. 

Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. 6. 
D. C. Brink and Harry Salsberg, 
teamsters with the Sells-Floto circus, 
were injured when the brakes on one 
of the wagons refused to work, as the 
show was transferring from the lot to 
the railroad yards. The wagon ran 
into a telegraph pole. The men were 
taken to the Medical Hospital, where 
it was reported that they should be out 
in a few days. 



DIG FAIR RILL. 

The Brockton (Mass.) fair and 
horse show, booked by the Allen & 
Marryat agency, has for this week the 
following: Wormwood's Monkeys, Lu- 
nette Sisters, Sisters Erneste, Marri- 
ott Twins, La Maze and Tom, Gasch 
Sisters, Klutin's Dogs, Two Adonis, 
Flying Boises, Brown's Dogs, Merrill 
Troupe, White's Mules, Three Donals, 
Schiavoni Troupe, Morrisini's Horses, 
Mile. Martha, Three Ernests. Jack 
Driscoll, Johnny Nestor and Tom 
Breen, vocalists and announcers. 

Graham White and his airship are 
a big feature, White receiving $15,000. 

James E. Hardy, the high wire per- 
former, is quite ill at his home in To- 
ronto, and was forced to cancel his 
engagement at the fair. 



POSSIBLE EARLY CLOSING. 

Word comes from authentic sources 
that the Wallacc-Hagenbeck circus 
will cut its present season short, two 
weeks being lopped off the original 
route by B. E. Wallace. The circus 
Is now touring the South where the 
extremely hot weather has been large- 
ly responsible for the cut in the Wal- 
lace-Hagenbeck itinerary. 

A theatrical man, who has been in 
the business forty-six years, just re- 
turned from below the Mason and 
Dixie line, says that in all his travels 
he has never seen it so hot in that 
section. 

Mr. Wallace's determination to close 
his season earlier means that the last 
si ami will probably be played about 
Oct. 17. 



BILLS NEXT WEEK. 

NEW YORK. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S. 
Belle Blanche. 
Dud Fisher. 
Mason, Keeler ft Co. 



Melville & Higglns. 
Arlington Four. 
(Others to fill.) 



"Carnival of Roses." 


GREENPOINT. 


Haines and Vldocq. 


Fanny Ward ft Co. 


Gene Green. 


"Rolfonians." 


Butler and Bassett. 


Rooney and Bent. 


Odell and Klnley. 


Bedlnl and Arthur. 


Claude Roode. 


Frank Fogarty. 




Great Howard. 


ORPHEUM. 


Avon Comedy Four. 


Mclntyre ft Heath. 


Harry Fox and Mll- 


"On a Housetop." 


lershlp Sisters. 


"Courtiers." 




Hymack. 


FIFTH AVENUE. 


Albert Whelan. 


Murphy. Nichols ft 


Robert Demont Trio 


Co. 


Ruby Raymond A Co. 


Rose Royal and 


Four Primroses. 


"Chesterfield." 


Tom Waters. 


Tom Nawn and Co. 




Qulnlan and Richards 


COLONIAL. 


Harry Breen. 


Gus Edward's "Song 


Edwards, Van and 


Review." 


Tlerney. 


Mrs. Gardner Crane 


Mable McCane. 


and Co. 


Ferry. 


Royal Colibrls. 


"Lady Betty." 


Sebastian Merrill 




Co. 


AMERICAN. 


Macart ft Bradford. 


Robs and Bowen. 


Lll Hawthorne. 


Zlgeunlr Quartet. 


Four Nessems. 


Arvls. 


Hawthorne and Burt 


"The Monkey's 




Paw." 


ALHAMBRA. 


McMahon and Chap- 


Karno Company. 


pelle. 


Bert Coote and Co. 


Mason and Bart. 


George Newburn. 


McLallen ft Carson. 


Laddie Cliff. 


Jessie Broughton. 


Hedges Bros, and Ja- 


(Two to fill). 


cobson. 




Barnes and Craw- 


FULTON. 


ford. 


"Cleopatra." 


Howard and North. 


The Coopers. 


Malla and Bart. 


Wish Wynne. 




Wllfrded Clarke & Co 


BRONX. 


Musical MaeLarens. 


Rlgoletto Bros. 


Irwin and Herzog. 


Jane Courthope ft Co 


La Belle Nello. 


Yorke and Adams. 


Plcarl Troupe. 


Stewart 


Nevlns and Gordon. 


CHICAGO. 


MAJESTIC. 


AMERICAN. 


Sallie Fisher. 


"Scrooge." 


"School Boys and 


Fields and Lewis. 


Girls." 


"Pullman Porter 


Creasy and Dayne. 
"Musical Sufferaget- 


Maids." 


The Sousloffs. 


tes.* 


Sherman, DeForrest 


Martlnettl and Syl- 


and Co. 


vester. 


Maud Hall Macy A 


Clifford and Burke. 


Co. 


Graham's Manikins. 


Rlvoll. 


Howard and Ray. 


Josephine Sabel. 


"Roses of Klldare." 


Willie Hale and Bro 


Donald Graham. 




OMAHA. 


AMERICAN. 


ORPHEUM. 


George Primrose nn( 


Marion Murray and 


Co. 


Co. 


Rice and Cohen. 


Imperial Musicians. 


Alva York. 


James Thornton . 


Maxlnl and Bobby. 


Fanny Rice. 


W. E. Whittle. 


Prinze and Whiting. 


Harper Smith Trio. 


Duffln-Redcay 


Steve Bartel. 


Troupe. > 


(One to nil). 


Palfrey and Barton. 


ST. LOUIS. 


PRINCESS. 


COLUMBIA. 


Julian Eltlngc. 


"Nlghtblrdn." 


Caron and Herbert. 


Bernard and Weston 


Byron and Langdon. 


Great Auroras. 


Eddie Foley. 


Smith & Campbell. 


Bcrtossl and Arch- 


Morrlsscy Slsterij ft 


anfrclli. 


Hoys. 


The Reros. 


Dave and Percle 


Gullnndo. 


Martin. 




Fennell and Tyson. 




Rio. 


NKW OHIiKANS. 


AMERICAN. 


Nellie Nichols. 


"The Barnyard Ro- 


Grlgolattl Ballet. 


niro" ( hfld over). 


Taylor. Kranzman 


Mario Lob PlctureH. 


and White. 


Sydnf-y Grant 


Zcrtho's Dogn. 


Cartmell and Harris. 


Welch, Mealcy and 


Zay Holland. 


Montrose. 




Fenndie and Val- 


ORPHEUM. 


lorlg. 


Ellta Proctor Otis 




and Co. 





Fred Lindsay, the Australian whip, 
saved a man from drowning in Eng- 
land a few weeks ago. Fred admits 
he is a hero. 



Forepaugh-Sells Circus closes Nov 
2?, at some stand in Mississippi. 



A pony boy, aged thirl" -en years. 
traveling with I he Kobbins' shows, was 
severely cut across tin- thighs by a 
desperate negro when tin- circus was 
playing Chestertown. Md. A lynehing 
was threatened by the circus employes, 
but the negr-i wns arrested and sen- 
tenced to th" M:try':ind House of 
Correction !'.«:• two years. 



14 



VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial PrescnlaUoD, Flrat Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Aronnd 

New York 



M 



Belle Blanche (New Act), Hammer- 
stein's. 

Bud Fisher, Hammerstein's. 

Odell and Klnley, Hammerstein's. 

Royal Oolibris, Colonial. 

Zigeunir Quartet, American. 

Arris, American. 

Irwin and Heraog, Fulton. 

Rose Royal and "Chesterfield," Fifth 
Avenue. 

Qnlnlan and Richards, Fifth avenue. 

Mabel McCane, Fifth Avenue. 

"Lady Betty," Fifth Avenue. 



SMALL TIME. 

Young Brothers and Veronica, Third 
Avenue. r 

Carlisle, Moore and Co., Royal, 
Brooklyn. 

Charles Klngsley, Jones', Brooklyn. 

Wm. Ramsdell and Ramsdell Bisters, 
Grand Street. 

Firenzi Trio, Grand Street. 

Five Auroras. 
Bicyclists and Athletes. 
15 Min.; Full Stage. 
Majestic, Chicago. 

This act, consisting of five men and 
an assistant, opened its fourth week 
in America Monday afternoon, clos- 
ing a fine show. Those who remain- 
ed (and these audiences are wont to 
largely absent themselves for the fin- 
ishing act) witnessed one of the best 
cycling acts. It is said the act is 
Martin Beck's own selection. The 
early routine shows brief displays 
more or less familiar with wheel spe- 
cialists, but before matters have pro- 
gressed far the men develop a fine 
showing of acrobatics and head-and- 
hand balancing, which alone moves 
the act into a class of its own. In a 
three-high, the two top mounters play 
guitars while being wheeled rapidly 
around. 

This act is duplicated as the under- 
stander rides one wheel, hands off, 
around. In a head-to-head three- 
high, the middle man standing on the 
shoulders of the bicyclist, a tune is 
played on bells strapped to legs and 
arms after the manner familiar in 
some acrobatic acts. There are many 
balancing displays, somersaults from 
two and three high, and a general 
melange of difficult work, leading up 
to a novelty finish. Upon a stanch- 
ion rigged in the centre of the stage 
a circular platform, about twice as 
wide as a safety wheel Is long, Is 
rigged to revolve. Under this, their 
necks and bodies resting in a contriv- 
ance much the same as is used in 
"Rlsley" work, four of the bicyclists 
pedal with their wheels in the air, 
the tires causing the platform to turn 
swiftly or slowly as needs be. Atop 
the platform the fifth man does 
"stunts," going through the wheel, 
riding hands free and other things; 
the finale shows the platform spinning 
and the top 'cyclist wheeling after a 
manner recalling the pony and revolv- 
ing table of animal acts. The act Is 
showy, effective and strong in every 
detail. Walt. 



James Young. 

"Shakespeare In Tabloid Form. 
15 Mlns.; One (2); Two (13). 
Fifth Avenue. 

It does not seem to be a question 
of Mr. Young's histronic ability or the 
manner in which he has staged the 
three scenes from as many of 
Shakespeare's plays; the question is 
whether vaudeville wants Shakes- 
peare. Mr. Young offers an excuse 
beforehand for his intrusion into the 
field of the two-a-day endeavor, with 
his present offering, when in his 
opening speech he states that there 
are seven million students of Shakes- 
peare in the various schools, acad- 
emies and colleges in this count r^. 
He also promises that if vaudeville Is 
kind to him, he will return again next 
season with a new repertoire. The 
three excerpts that Mr. Yoimg 
offers are all serious. They are the 
opening scene from "Hamlet" on the 
battlements of Elsinore Castle where 
the "Melancholy Dane" first sees the 
vision of his father's spirit; a scene 
from "The Merchant of Venice," 
where Shylock defends the actions of 
himself and his race before a jeering 
crowd on the Rialto; and the Forum 
scene from Julius Caesar, where Marc 
Anthony delivers the famous oration. 
In the selection of these three scenes, 
all requiring studied effort on the part 
of the delineator, Mr. Young has made 
his first mistake, as far as vaudeville 
is concerned. Had he shown his 
versatility by presenting a scene from 
one of the comedies he would have 
fared much better than he did, but, 
as it was, his characterizations were 
heartily applauded. There is a special 
drop for each scene, all being hung 
in "two," and special wood wings. 
The first character that Mr. Young 
attempts is that of Hamlet. Although 
he is not in appearance the generally 
accepted Dane, his reading is very 
good indeed. At the close of the 
scene where he waves off his friends 
who would follow, he reaches totally 
unexpected dramatic heights. His 
Shylock is not nearly so good and the 
less said the better. As Mark Anthony 
he makes a dramatic appeal in voice 
and mannerism that no "mob" could 
resist. In making the changes for the 
various scenes Mr. Young does not 
cause stage waits of any great length. 
He is an actor of proven worth and 
with a comedy scene interspersed with 
the present offering, there seems no 
reason but that vaudeville will accept 
him and his delineations. 

Fred. 



Barrows and Milo. 

Equilibrists. 

10 Mlns.; Full Stage. 

Small Time. 

Displaying powerful muscular devel- 
opment, two men have a hand balanc- 
ing routine that is not overdone. More 
feats and working much faster would 
enhance the value of the act. Some 
good "lifts," one-arm and other- 
wise, are made. The hand-to-hand 
leap by the lighter of the team over 
four chairs to the upstretched palms 
of the other Is the finish. The act 
looks good enough for the bigger 
houses. 



John Lawson and Go. (4). 

"The Monkey's Paw" (Dramatic). 

37 Mlns.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

American. 

Although the authors of "The Mon- 
key's Paw" may not have written the 
piece for vaudeville, they aimed for 
a big, strong, thrilling finale — one 
which would bring the audience to its 
toes, and send them back into their 
seats with a shudder at the denoue- 
ment. However that may be, as play- 
ed at the American Monday evening, 
for its first American appearance, the 
big scene missed fire somehow. Grant- 
ing that perhaps the players did not 
move with their accustomed smooth- 
ness through the newness of the coun- 
try and stage, it cannot be gotten 
away from that "The Monkey's Paw" 
as presented by John Lawson and his 
very capable company holds a far 
greater thrill at the conclusion of the 
second period than at the finale. And 
after that has all been said and done, 
the piece is not a proper one in a 
vaudeville show. It brings forward a 
phase of life where misery is heaped 
onto misery — perhaps privation, from 
the story. Mr. Lawson is the well 
known melodramatic actor of the Eng- 
lish music hall stage. As the father 
In the sketch he gives a creditable 
performance, neither brilliant nor 
dull, merely an even showing. His 
principal support is Lucille Sidney as 
the wife, and about the same record 
was left by her, though Miss Sidney 
did leave a mark with her one wild 
shriek when she discovered that her 
husband had secured his wish for two 
hundred pounds through the accident- 
al death of her son. The piece runs 
nearly forty minutes. It is in one 
setting, the time being divided into 
three scenes or periods through the 
dropping of the curtain. The pro- 
gram names these periods "Three 
Lights," calling them respectively 
"The Storm" (at night) "Sunshine 
and Shadow" (morning), and "All 
Black" (one week later). The set- 
ting of a combination dining and sit- 
ting room of a country house is per- 
fect, and the best thing in the act. 
The lights for the morning were poor- 
ly worked, and it seemed the waits 
were too long between each period. 
Though the setting was made to the 
footlights, the first wait was unques- 
tionably over long; just as much so 
as the orchestra was mistaken in play- 
ing "Yum Yum Tree" for an overture 
to cover it, knowing what was to fol- 
low. W. W. Jacobs and Louis N. 
Parker, each a writer of note, built 
this piece, placing an overdose of talk 
and time before the real action starts. 
This it does when an old- soldier gives 
the father a dried up monkey's paw, 
inherited from a magician who claim- 
ed it would bear three wishes for 
three different people. Two have used 
up their share. The father as the 
third and last wishes that he shall 
receive the two hundred pounds ow- 
ing on his mortgaged home. An only 
son, employed in the electric lighting 
plant, while telling his fellow men at 
the works the same night about the 
paw and his father's wish, becomes en- 
tangled with the machinery, bringing 
about his death. A messenger the 
next morning Informs the parents, 
stating that he has the two hundred 
pounds as an offering from the firm. 
A week later, while the old folks are 



Billy Gaston and Isabelle D'Armond. 

Singing, Talking and Dancing. 

20 Mlns.; One (5); Four (12); 

One (3). 

Fifth Avenue. 

Offering a merry hodge-podge of 
jingles and nonsense, a clever com- 
edian and dancer and a pretty little 
girl with a "cute" voice, Billy Gaston 
and Isabelle D'Armond managed very 
well in one of the best positions on 
the bill at the Fifth Avenue this 
week. Gaston was in evening clothes. 
Miss D'Armond wore three pretty little 
costumes. The opening is in "one" 
with Gaston doing a little talking. 
Miss D'Armond comes on in a little 
white lingerie dress that makes her 
appear about twelve years of age. 
She has come to have her voice tried. 
In "four" (parlor) the two manage 
to secure quite a bit of comedy from 
the singing of "Call Me Up Some 
Rainy Afternoon," followed by Gaston 
reciting his farewell to his last dol- 
lar, called "Good-Bye Bill." Miss 
D'Armond in the meantime having 
changed to tights sings a verse and 
chorus of "Lazy Rag," the accom- 
paniment of which is played by Gas- 
ton, she in turn sitting at the piano 
and playing while he sings the second 
verse and chorus, both playing and 
singing the final chorus. And then 
come the "Bits From Broadway Pro- 
ductions," Including a song and 
dance from "The Dollar Princess" and 
dance that is more or less a burlesque 
of "The Apache." The close in "one" 
consists of patter and a song and a 
dance. Some laughter is begotten by 
the pair taking turns at wheeling each 
other across the stage on a hand 
truck, Miss D'Armond singing some- 
thing about throwing kisses away and 
presents handfuls of the candy variety 
to the audience. It is a pleasing of- 
fering of its kind, quite similar in 
general frame-up to the act formerly 
presented by Mr. Gaston and Ethei 
Green and it scored one of the genuine 
applause hits of the evening and only 
shared top-honors with the quartet on 
the bill. Fred. 



bemoaning the loss of their boy, the 
wife recalls that two wishes are yet 
unused. She forces the father to 
wish that their son may come to life. 
After a rather lengthy pause, a heavy 
knock is heard at the door. This is 
the anti-climax which misses, possibly 
through the playing. The mother fum- 
bles at the door; it will not open. 
She shouts her son is there, when the 
old man, mumbling it is against the 
will of God, takes the third wish by 
asking that his son be returned to 
his grave. Upon the mother flinging 
the door open, nothing is seen with- 
out. In England they say a ghostly fig- 
ure appeared at the opening. This 
would not have beea of aid here. To 
have gripped the house, a breathed 
"Mother!" from the other side might 
have helped wonderfully, but It Is dif- 
ficult to force the intensity of the 
moment if it does not come natural- 
ly. At any rate Americans are quite 
too skeptical about the uncanny, and 
too practical for the supernatural. 
While "A Monkey's Paw" will cause 
a creep, it is doubtful if it will do 
aught else over here — even to mak- 
ing talk. And it sure does hit a regu- 
lar show below the belt. Sime. 



VAKIBTY 



15 



Fred Kmrno Co (14). 

♦♦The Wow Wows" (Comedy). 

29 Mlns.; Full Sttage; One; Full 

Stage (Special Set and Drops). 

Colonial. 

A Karno Company that talks 
seemed to hit the Colonial audience 
as a bit queer. Having seen the 
"Music Hall," "Slums" and "Dandy 
Thieves," It is but natural that Amer- 
ican audiences should expect only 
pantomime from a Karno group. 
Anyone familiar with London music 
halls at all will not be surprised, for 
most of th^e Karno productions over 
there depend to some extent upon 
dialog. "The Wow Wows" is the 
real English type of Karno act, with 
the red nose comic in the fore, and 
the proceedings built around him. 
Laid in three scenes the act consists 
merely of a burlesque on a secret 
society initiation. To "get even" on 
the "tightwad" of a summer camp, 
the rest of the bunch frame up a 
phony secret society into which they 
initiate M. Neverloosen. Charles 
Chaplin is the "mark," and chief 
comedian. Chaplin is typically Eng- 
lish, the sort of comedian that the 
American audiences seem to like, al- 
though unaccustomed to. His man- 
ner is quiet and easy and he goes 
about his work in a devil-may-care 
manner, in direct contrast to the 
twenty-minutes-from-a-cemetery make- 
up he employs. The make-up and 
manner in themselves are funny. 
That is what will have to carry "The 
Wow Wows" over, If it goes that way. 
Chaplin will do all right for America, 
but it is too bad that he didn't first 
appear in New York with something 
with more in it than this piece. The 
company amounts to little, because 
there is little for them to do. Dialog 
at the opening doesn't amount to any- 
thing and at intervals during the piece 
there are talky places which drags 
the time when Champlin does not 
occupy the center of the stage. In 
the last scene — initiating chamber — 
there are one or two funny bits of 
business. Three women in the act 
are not needed. One has a scene with 
the comedian; the others simply walk 
on and off a couple of times. The 
genuine fun in "The Wow Wows" is 
not quite enough to stand off the half 
hour of running time. The act can 
be fixed up by interjecting more 
speed, and cutting the unnecessary 
talk. The Colonial audience laughed 
at the show Monday night, but not 
enough. An act of this sort, erected 
solely for comedy should register a 
bigger percentage of laughs. 

Dash. 



Budd and Clare. 

Musical Comedians. 

15 Mins.; Full (Interior). 

Manhattan. 

The men do not rely on their music, 
numbers on the accordeon and a one- 
stringed fiddle being a secondary con- 
sideration. It is their comedy that 
hits. One is in eccentric makeup and 
is the "big noise." His hobble skirt 
burlesque was a "riot" at the Man- 
hattan. The lines throughout pro- 
voked much laughter. Budd and 
Clare should keep working overtime. 



B. A. Rolfe's "Courtiers" (12). 

Musical. 

25 Mlns.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Colonial. 

"The Courtiers" might be con- 
sidered a remade "Colonial Septet." 
The Colonial idea In dressing and 
stage setting is carried out, and most 
of the music is of the brass variety. 
The setting, also of the old Colonial 
period, is very pretty. The dressing 
of the period is very picturesque and 
always pleasing to an audience. The 
trouble with the arrangement for 
proper "atmosphere" is the music. 
With one or two exceptions the 
melodies played were never heard in 
Colonial days. Vaudeville is not a 
stickler, however, on that sort of de- 
tail. Besides the instrumental music, 
a tenor and soprano, aid materially. 
There is too much of the comic opera 
duet thing, and once in a while the 
irate parent (baritone) breaks in. All 
that is then needed is the villagers. 
The singing is pleasing, but the selec- 
tions combined with the instrumental 
numbers, give too much of one va- 
riety. String instruments are used 
in a "Mme. Sherry"-"Tales of Hoff- 
man" combination, the best ren- 
dered. More of the strings and 
less of the brass would improve. 
As a finish the brasses are brought 
out strongly to play the national an- 
thems of several countries, with the 
soloists standing forth leading the 
red Are. "Star Spangled Banner" is 
the finish naturally. Someone with 
misgivings, .perhaps, arranged a series 
of shots and cannon reports off stage 
just to cinch it. It did the work 
"The Courtiers" received no less than 
six curtains Monday night. It is a 
pretty act, nicely put on, with good 
music. It has no novelty, is nothing 
new for vaudeville, and will draw no 
business. Dash. 



Lcs Sousloffs. 

Dancers. 

K Min.; Full Stage. 

American, Chicago. 

Programed as the "dancing, whirl- 
ing Parisian sensation," the man and 
woman in this act made good their 
claims Monday evening by showing an 
extraordinary amount of vivacity, 
grace and suppleness in putting over 
an act chockful of great work. They 
made their American debut at the Am- 
erican, Omaha, last week, it is said. 
Although the running time is brief, 
every second is alive with action; 
class, speed and efficiency, making the 
act a conspicuously brilliant showing. 
Their "whirlwind" dancing is cyclonic, 
their contortions the extreme of su- 
pleness and In pirouettes they whirl 
like lightning. Individually there 
may be those who can outdance either 
the man or the woman, but it is doubt- 
ful if vaudeville can show their equal 
in team work. The musicians had dif- 
ficulty in negotiating the music Mon- 
day night. This seemed to put the 
dancers out of temper. Some one 
must have taken sides with the house 
leader, for the dancers were denied a 
curtain on applause that has been 
known to send the drop up and down 
a half dozen times. They were much 
appreciated by those in front. 

Walt, 



Johnson Clarke. 

"The Squire and the Precocious Yo- 
kel" (Ventrlloqnlal). 
14 mine.; Full Stage (Special Set: 

Woodland). 
American. 

Entering America as an English 
ventriloquist, Johnson Clarke at the 
American this week displays an act 
with a single "dummy" that smacked 
in work, style and enunciation of Ar- 
thur Prince's, Coram's and Tom Ed- 
wards. A semi-recitation at the close 
entitled "Rabbit Jack" gave Mr. John- 
son, who had been much appreciated 
by the audience throughout his turn, 
an excellent applause finish, the house 
recalling him for several bows. As an 
attraction, Mr. Clarke should have 
been further down on the American 
program this week than "No. 3." He 
would have been of more value in a 
later position on the bill. There is 
some dialog about a lion hunt that is 
amusing, Mr. Clarke appearing on the 
wood scene as a hunter. In speech 
the "dummy" resembles Tom Mc- 
Naughton's voice quite remarkably. 
In entering as a hunter, the ventrilo- 
quist finds his figure seated on a fence, 
about midway between the footlights 
and the rear wall. Working this far 
up stage aids Clarke in disguising that 
he has little control over the neces- 
sary muscles in simulating voice 
throwing at all. A very presentable 
young man, he manages to carry out 
the illusion rather well under the cir- 
cumstances, and will do in a way over 
here, having a lot of clever chaps to 
follow in that line, especially Prince 
— as the one and first ventriloquist 
with a single figure who has firmly 
established himself on this side. 

Sime. 



Herbert Kelcey and Effle Shannon. 
"Bearding the Lion" (Dramatic). 
15 Min.; Full Stage (Interior). 
Majestic, Chicago. 

James Clarence Harvey has carried 
out a rather unique idea for a sketch 
in a clever manner. Mr. Kelcey's 
share in the proceedings amounts to 
very little more than "feeding" what 
is really a monolog for Miss Shannon. 
Kelcey is a theatrical manager, about 
to produce a play. Miss Shannon is 
an actress seeking opportuntity to 
prove that she is as great as she be- 
lieves herself to be. To the office of 
the showman comes the actress. There 
by a clever demonstration of emo- 
tional powers she convinces the pro- 
ducer. In the early passages Miss 
Shannon displays versatility in a light 
comedy way, before turning to the 
heavy work. Kelcey and Shannon 
were headlined, presumably on the 
ground of their "big names," but as 
often happens in such rases the other 
acts on the bill contributed the real 
entertainment value; for the sketch at 
best is but an excuse to present the 
individuals. Walt. 



James .1. Morton did not open at 
the American this week, objecting to 
the display of his name on the billing 
matter. Cliff Cordon substituted. 
Irwin and Ilerzog, a new turn from 
the West, also billed at the house, 
cadi col led through illness. They play 
the Fulton, Brooklyn, next week. 



Elizabeth Kennedy & Co. (2). 
"Two Women" (Drama). 
15 Mlns.; Four (Parlor). 
Fifth Avenue (Oct. 2). 

The story of two women is a poorly 
written one, trite and forced in its at- 
tempted character drawing. This by 
itself renders the sketch unfit for any- 
thing but the small time. Even there 
the finale may bring forth guying. The 
finish is palpable and is suggested by 
incidents leading to what should be 
the "big scene," that of one woman 
choking another. But the bit doesn't 
carry, at least it did not as played by 
Elizabeth Kennedy and her company at 
the Fifth avenue last Sunday evening. 
Miss Kennedy attempts a sort of 
"slum" girl-mother, who has lost her 
husband and her child. The latter was 
taken away by "the society." The girl 
blames a society woman, who, in push- 
ing upwards on the social ladder, has 
taken upon herself the uplifting of the 
lowly. The society woman was played 
by an imposing looking actress, who 
did quite well until the big moment, 
when she too flopped. Miss Kennedy 
failed to grasp her role at all. "Two 
Women" is a Valerie Bergere produc- 
tion, the second presented at the Fifth 
Avenue to "try out" the same day. 
"Love Germ" was given at the mat- 
inee, sime. 



KUis-Nowlin Co. (10). 

"Fun in a Fire House" (Acrobatic 

Comedy. 
12 Mins.; Full Stage, One and Full 
Stage (two Special Sets). 
Majestic, Chicago. 

For the purpose of adding comedy 
to the bill the Ellis-Nowlin Co. step- 
ped in Tuesday afternoon, taking 
seventh program position. The new 
act came Into town in excellent work- 
ing order. Its knockabout acrobat- 
ics, tumbling, dancing, falling and 
general "rough house" provoked a 
continual uproar of laughter and ap- 
plause. The first scene represents 
the interior of a fire house with the 
members of the "rube" department 
disporting themselves. There are two 
"prop" horses, the front and hind 
legs joining in the dances. An alarm 
of fire shifts the scene before a drop 
in "one" where a comedy fire run 
holds the stage? until a second set Is 
made. The draw off shows a burn- 
ing house with a trick porch, whereon 
the balance of the fun enters. Bur- 
lesque rescues, tumbles and falls 
dummies Hying through the air, and 
a melange of slam-bang stuff com- 
pletes the act, with the horses and 
everybody in a heap on the stage, 
the porch breaking away. 

Walt. 



Lillian Sisters. 
Musical and Singing. 
15 Mins.; Three. 
Small Time. 

A dainty appearing turn. The 
girls make a mistake by attempting to 
sing. They should confine their efforts 
solely to the violin and piano; if a 
song or two must in- retained, 
they should sing while at tlie piano, 
and under no circumstances work on 
the apron. With the right material 
the turn would be a good opener for 
big time. Fred, 



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VARIETY 



Jessie Broughton and Dennis Creedon. 

Musical. 

11 Mins.; Two. 

American. 

Jessie Broughton and Dennis Cree- 
don, two English people, are another 
instance of misplaced booking which 
seems to be occurring frequently with 
foreign acts appealing over here of 
late on the Mollis Circuit. Miss 
Broughton Is a pretty girl with 
a cultured contralto voice. She plays 
her own accompaniments, also those 
for Dennis Creedon, a fine tenor who 
looks manly, and can also play the 
violin. But the act is not for Ameri- 
can vaudeville. To commence to reach 
success in an at all satisfactory meas- 
ure over here, this couple should have 
had a sketch for an introduction to 
their classy music. With that, how- 
ever, it is doubtful. The rage of 
"rag" is too strong. For thfc concert 
or lyric stage. Miss Broughton and 
Mr. Creedon would be distinct acquisi- 
tions. In vaudeville they will gain 
applause — and pass away. Theirs is 
an act that cannot attain popularity, 
nor does it reflect any credit upon the 
agent who "picked it" for the Morris 
time. He should have known better. 

Bime. 



Jack Lee. 
Singing. 
8 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

"A rathskeller single" might aptly 
define this act. Lee has a rather fair 
voice and sings four numbers, "Italian 
Rag," "Whooping Cough," "Thomas- 
shefsky" and "Loving Joe." He is 
just a fair turn for "small time." 

Fred. 



Haskell and Renaud. 
Singing and Dancing. 
10 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

Carrying excellent wardrobe; the 
man first wears a Prince Albert coat 
and later appears in evening clothes. 
The woman makes two changes. The 
big hat she wears in the opening num- 
ber contrasts unfavorably with her 
slender build. A smaller hat would 
help. She dances acceptably. The 
man has a fair voice. The woman 
introduces "Take Me With You, 
Cutey, But Forget to Bring Me Back," 
making overtures to different men in 
the audience. The turn should find 
plenty of time in the smaller houses. 
A sort of "Apache-Merry Widow" 
dance, with the girl wearing a mirror 
dress after the fashion of Gladys 
Vance and Mindell Kingston, under 
the spotlight, closes the act, which 
pleased. 



Duke and But. 

Sharpshooting and Lasso Wliirling. 

13 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Small Time. 

Two men, in cowboy regalia, offer 
knife throwing, target shooting and 
lasso whirling. The taller does the 
shooting, but his repertory has nothing 
unusual. The shorter pins his part- 
ner to a board with sharp-pointed 
knives. His lariat routine shows 
mastery of an unusually long lasso at 
the close. The lariat saves the act. 
The men may be depended upon to 
furnish the smaller houses with a 
novelty. 



Belle Baker. 

Songs. 

17 Min.; One. 

Majestic, Cliicago. 

Sophie Tucker with the lid on; 
that's Belle Baker. In face and form 
she is a distinct reminder of the rol- 
licking Sophie, but in style she vastly 
tones down although still recalling 
in many particulars the only person 
in vaudeville with whom she is to be 
compared. Miss Baker has a voice 
noticeable more because of its power 
than anything else. Everything she 
sings is carried in much the same 
pitch of voice and volume of sound. 
She opened with "Yum Yum Tree," 
seconded with an Italian song, came 
back for a "Yiddish" lament, and 
wound up with a "coon" ditty. Each 
offering was accomplished better than 
its predecessor and the applause built 
up as values progressed. Wherever 
Belle came from she will be missed, 
and wherever she goes will be wel- 
come, for she is a live wire. 

Walt. 



Six Kirksmith Sisters. 
Musicians and Singers. 
20 Mins.; Full Stage and "One." 
Small Time, Cliicago. 

When these girls appeared first as 
a vaudeville "company" last week at 
the Julian they created more comment 
among the "wise ones" than any act 
disclosed on the 10-20 circuits has 
done in months. Three of the girls 
played the Orpheum time before re- 
treating to lyceum work, from whence 
they just came. The other three are 
new to variety. The act in its present 
form is suited only to small time, but 
in that class of houses, if they are con- 
tent to stay, they should readily be 
booked. For the better class of thea- 
tres it will be necessary to switch the 
act into "big time" form. All the girls 
need is the advice of a good stage di- 
rector, a change in costuming and a 
general brightening up of many little 
details, now lacking, but essential to 
"style and class" in big vaudeville 
bills. The dressing should be either 
uniform or entirely unlike for each 
girl. Regardless of defects, the act 
will create discussion and please any 
small time audience. They all have 
talent and are sufficiently expert as 
musicians to pass as finished perform- 
ers on the best bills, when their act is 
ready for presentation there. 

Walt. 



Sevillo and PilTo. 
Heavyweight Juggling. 
Mins.; Four. 
Small Time. 

Sevillo and Piffo are presenting an 
act remindful somewhat of Paul Con- 
chas'. In this case the assistant (com- 
edian) is included on the billing. 
While the stage set is similar to Con- 
chas', the routine and the parapher- 
nalia used are different, being of light- 
er material. The opening is light bal- 
ancing; then comes juggling of can- 
non balls. The finish is the placing of 
a small cannon on a spring board, and 
catching it on the back of the neck. 
The comedy consists of burlesquing 
the straight tricks. The act will not 
reach beyond the "small time." 

Fred. 



Burke*i Musical Dogs. 
12 Mins.; Full Stage. 
American. 

The dependence in the animal turn, 
called "Burke's Musical Dogs," is the 
playing of bells, upon strings, by a 
shepherd, as a solo and all the several 
animals for a finale. Cowbells and 
sleigh bells are used. Previously, how- 
ever, Burke has his animals going 
through some of the more difficult 
tricks in dog training. Opening the 
program at the American Monday 
evening, when few were present, the 
act was liked, the finish scoring. Just 
now Mr. Burke has an excellent num- 
ber for the big small time. If the 
trainer wants to develop his turn for 
the larger houses as an attractive act, 
he must acquire the finish in work 
and person which other trainers have 
found necessary to send their acts 
over with. It appears that this is all 
that Burke lacks. 

Sime. 



Rose Marston and Co. (2). 
Comedy Sketch. 
25 Mins.; Four. 
Small Time. 

A comedy sketch that at present is 
too lengthy; with judicious cutting it 
might be a big laugh. The theme is 
not new, the old story of the "double 
life," a reformer who likes to occa- 
sionally "buck the tiger," his wife dis- 
guised in male attire follows him to a 
gambling house, which is raided while 
they are there. The wife aids the hus- 
band to escape, she holding a police- 
man while the husband assaults him, 
all printed in the morning papers of 
the next day. The complications aris- 
ing the morning after are amusing and 
highly laughable. The offering is a 
very good one for small time. 

Fred. 



Picrson and Garfield. 
Singing and Talking. 
15 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

This pair have a melange entitled 
"That's What They All Do." It is 
composed of singing, dancing, bur- 
lesque melodrama and talking. Both 
appear in the opening in sack suits, 
changing to evening clothes. The turn 
is a good one for the "pop" houses. 
It draws quite a few laughs. 

Fred. 



l>u Bois and Co. 

Magic. 

13 Mins.; Four (4); Two (6); 

Four (3). 

Small Time. 

While pleasant and entertaining 
of its sort, the finish of Du Bois' 
offering is not strong enough to send 
him off with much applause. The 
opening cabinet trick might work bet- 
ter in the closing position. It is one 
that has not been generally seen on 
the "small time." His work in "two" 
is where he offers comedy, quite legi- 
timate. Du Bois says he will per- 
form a number of parlor tricks and 
then expose them. Instead he fur- 
ther mystifies them by doubling on 
his tricks. This is a good showy act 
for small time. Fred. 



Arims and Go. (2). 
**The Newsboy's Dream.*' (Comedy). 
18 Mins.; Four (Exterior; Special). 
Small Time. 

This act was "tried out" before a 
' "small time" audience with satis- 
factory results, although it is doubtful 
if the offering would receive the same 
reception in the bigger houses. Two 
newsboys, one a Hebrew, are living 
in a huge drygoods box near a big 
wall. They have much foolish talk 
and "stall" around until a beautifully 
dressed woman comes along. She has 
lost her carriage. To the boys she is 
the "Lady Bountiful" of their dreams, 
giving them a "ten-spot" to buy food. 
Handing one of the boys a twenty- 
dollar bill, she leaves her card. Just 
then her carriage shows up and she 
departs, leaving the "kids" pinching 
themselves to make sure they are 
awake. The piece lacks finesse and 
"big time" material. There is too 
much explanation, little action and 
not enough comedy to raise it above 
the "small time" range. The "news- 
ies" are capable, with little to do. 
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OUT OF TOWN 

Gene Hughes and Co. (2). 

"Cartright You're Allright" 

(Comedy). 

23 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Young's Pier, Atlantic City. 

Gene Hughes well known in 
vaudeville, appearing with his wife 
in several amusing comedies, opened 
here Monday in another act fully up 
to the standard of his previous suc- 
cesses. William Cartright (Mr. 
Hughes) a clubman and sport is 
sonorously snoring on the couch, 
when his wife (Mattie Choate) 
awakens him and upbraids him be- 
cause of his devotion to his club in 
preference to herself. He makes 
amends by promising to remain at 
home a fortnight. While she is 
changing her dress Bill Hicks, a 
huckster (J. J. Hyland) arrives with 
a note from one of his pals, telling 
of a twenty-round boxing go and in- 
viting him to attend. He bribes 
Hicks, who can snore with a ven- 
geance, to lie in his bed and snore 
whenever his wife comes near. Cart- 
right complains of a headache but 
slips out instead of going to bed. 
She discovers the deception and 
bribes Hicks to stick it out. Cart- 
right soon returns, the fight having 
been a fiasco. His explanations fall 
flat, Hicks proving a checkmate. 
Cartright is forgiven, but has to de- 
liver his latch key while Hicks col- 
lects the "change" two ways and de- 
parts. /. B. Pulaski. 



Kmlle Sobers. 

Monolog. 

11 Mins.; One. 

Young's Pier, Atlantic City. 

Emile Subers formerly did a black- 
face monolog and last year was of 
Subers, Ooakley and McBride, who 
had an act called "The Darktown 
Minstrels." In the present offering 
he has a new line of talk which he 
handles easily and puts over in good 
shape. Two songs are used, "If 
That's Love, Please Hate Me" pleas- 
ing. Mr. Subers has an offering 
which should shape up into a first- 
class single. /. B. Pulaski. 



VARIETY 



17 



THE DEACON AND THE LADY. 

While the title is a misnomer of 
the piece written by George Totten 
Smith, that doesn't stand against the 
show. It was first presented in New 
Y ork at the New York theatre Monday 
evening. Alfred E. Aarons and Louis 
F. Werba presented; Mr. Aarons, the 
program said, produced It. Mr. Aar- 
ons did very well, for through his 
production he helped to cover up the 
shortcomings of the story and the 
dialog. 

"The Deacon and the Lady" has 
good action, brought about mostly by 
the interpolated dancing, comedy and 
talk. When this isn't there to speed 
the playing along, numbers are handy. 
When the players are Involved with 
the dialog from the manuscript the 
show isn't even interesting, for the 
story is light, about a Frenchwoman 
wno attempts to have a farmer sell 
a piece of copper land in Montana 
to her brother. The son of the far- 
mer discovers at the final moment, 
made foolishly melodramatic, that the 
copper is there, so the father doesn't 
sell the land, but consents the boy 
shall marry the girl. 

It seemed a sacrifice that a capable 
singing comedian such as P. O'Malley 
Jennings is, should have been the one 
to suffer mostly by following the book. 
Playing a "silly ass" Englishman, Mr. 
Jennings was buried by words and ac- 
tions invented by authors many years 
ago. Ills one number, "I Want a 
Wife," was conventially put on. In 
his single opportunity of leaving the 
manuscript Jennings took the laughs 
away from Ed. Wynn, with whom he 
worked in the t}it. 

It was going some Monday evening 
for any one to take anything from 
Mr. Wynn. He grabbed off everything 
in the first of the two acts that pre- 
tended to comedy. In doing so he left 
Harry Kelly, the featured star, in the 
rear. Mr. Kelly is playing Deacon 
Flood, in his grotesque rural Irish 
make-up, without dialect or brogue. 

The show seems to have been turn- 
ed over to Mr. Wynn among the men, 
or there was little written for the 
leading part. Often Mr. Kelly was 
absent from the stage for long 
stretches. In the last act, he did not 
appear for nearly thirty minutes after 
the curtain went up. Then he had lit- 
tle to do. His opportunities were so 
few during the evening that apparent- 
ly some one arranged that he and 
Clare Palmer should have an "imagin- 
ary meal" scene all to them- 
selves. It was all Kelly's. It should 
have been old — even for Broadway — 
just as old almost as the bit the waiter 
did when he exploded, a paper bag to 
simulate the popping of a champagne 
cork. 

The first act lies between Wynn's 
comedy and Mayme Gehrue's dancing, 
with the music away In the distance. 
The second act picks up on music and 
numbers, leaving the comedy where 
the music was before. This averages 
up a fair, entertaining show, but whe- 
ther a "$2" one is problematical, at 
$1 or $1.50, preferably the former, 
the offering might be acceptable. 

Miss Gehrue "cleaned up." All the 
soubrets on Broadway cannot display 
one-half the dance steps that Mayme 
did Monday night. The audience forc- 



ed her to so many encores that finally 
she was on the verge of inventing 
new steps to prevent repetition. It 
was her first, after leading "Modest 
Mazie" (added for her) that started 
the noise wave for Mayme, and it 
never stopped for anything she did 
after that. 

Wynn had a good song in "Who's 
Your Hoosier Friend." He did the 
best with his vaudeville specialty, that 
of telling simple jokes funnily. As 
Mr. Wynn was quite particular about 
Eddie Foy using any of this matter In 
"Up and Down Broadway," perhaps 
Wynn will recollect that "How Do You 
Do?" quite often said was brought 
forward by Clayton White, just as 
Johnnie Stanley first led himself off 
the stage by the coat lapel, another 
present bit of Wynn's. Wynn is a 
funny fellow for a little while, but yet 
to prove himself a two-hour comedian. 
His comedy doesn't seem to have wide 
enough range for that. 

Fletcher Norton as the "straight" 
did extraordinarily well for a tenor. 
He is a clean looking fellow, and gave 
lots of life to "The French Flip Flop," 
one of the real good numbers. Miss 
Palmer had several songs. Each was 
applauded over muchly. It sounded 
suspicious, especially with "Tiger 
Love," and appeared as though a num- 
ber of encores had been provided in 
advance for which the applause was 
held up until these had been exhaust- 
ed. Miss Palmer gave a first rate per- 
formance of a French girl, was in good 
voice, but tier part held little besides 
the songs. Eva Fallon is another 
young woman with nothing but songs, 
singing the majority with Mr. Norton, 
their duet, "I Love You Every Hour," 
coming too far down in the last act. 
In the first act Miss Fallon had 
"Naughty Boy" to handle, but it is 
not in her class nor built for her 
voice, which best displayed itself after- 
wards in "Dreams," at the opening of 
the second act, a cafe scene. Made- 
lyn Marshall, as a "Sis Hopkins" pass- 
ed along. 

"What An Awful Scandal" sung by 
four principals fell overboard through 
the lyrics and lack of action, while "I 
Must Find Some One," a double sex- 
tet number, became a riot. It was as 
close to "Tell Me Pretty Maiden" as 
any one could get. A lack of orig- 
inality in the score injured the musi- 
cal side of the show. Miss Palmer 
sang an interpolated song in the first 
act that was worth the encores it 
brought, but the melody had been used 
before. 

Miss Gehrue had a "scarecrow" 
number in which a "loose" dance 
would have fitted nicely, and sac 
"Hottentot Honeymoon" near the 
closing of the late show. She might 
have saved some of her steps for this 
song. 

Mr. Kelly had no singing by him- 
self. He drew laughs while on the 
stage, but they were not boisterous. 
It may have been that his character 
was familiar to Broadwayites. Wynn's 
was not. In the second act Mr. Wynn 
wore evening dress, without his light- 
ning change panama, and then 
he wasn't so funny, so the hat gets 
some credit. 

The production ranks fairly on 
clothes, though no change was made 



"THE SLIM PRINCESS." 

Chicago, Oct. C. 

During the past weeks our very 
best people have been flocking to and 
filling the Studebaker where Chas. 
Dillingham is presenting Elsie Janis as 
the star of an organization interpret- 
ing "The Slim Princess." Last Sat- 
urday night every seat was occupied 
and the manner in which the enter- 
tainment was received indicated that 
our very best people are content in 
paying $2 for a beautiful scenic 
mounting, the sight of some pretty 
clothes and a performance which, at 
its best, is but mildly diverting. 

Polite and affable the audience gave 
deferential approval to most of the 
numbers, laughed discreetly at the 
comedy and finally rose to an outburst 
of real enthusiasm when Miss Janis 
introduced her impersonations. So 
marked was the contrast between the 
applause which followed the imitations 
of Ethel Barrymore, Anna Held, Eddie 
Foy and Harry Lauder, that the earlier 
demonstrations were as ripples in com- 
parison. The "impressions" were In- 
troduced by Miss Janis within three 
minutes of the last curtain, the four 
characters being introduced to sing 
the chorus of "What An Awful Chance 
to Take," a number which the mimic 
had just previously led. It was clear 
that the specialty was advisedly re- 
tained for introduction late in the 
show, for in earlier position there 
would have been nothing left to wait 
for. 

Geo. Ade's story of the same name 
has been drawn upon by Henry Blos- 
som for the book and Leslie Stuart 
has provided the music for Blossom's 
lyrics. In brief the tale is one of 
fat ladies and thin. In that part of 
Turkey where the first act takes place 
"the fatter the prettier" is the mar- 
riage maxim. Miss Janis plays the 
role of a girl who is so thin she looks 
good to no one but a venturesome 
American (Geo. Parsons), who hops 
over the garden wall and into her af- 
fections. 

The second act shows the exterior 
of the Chevy Chase Golf Clubhouse 
near Washington and the third act is 
set in the reception room of the Eng- 
lish embassy. By a simple process, 
the American chap meets the slim 
princess and marries her directly af- 
ter the imitations. 

Mr. Dillingham styles the perform- 
ance "comic opera." It is a musical 
comedy just as pure as it is simple. 
The vocal score carries no part of 
the plot, but songs and girls are in- 
troduced exactly as they are wont to 
be in confessed musical shows. The 
costuming is attractive, particularly in 
the Oriental opportunities the first act 



by the show girls in the second act, 
nor did anyone wear new dresses as 
often as Miss Gehrue. Miss Palmer 
had on a handsome gown and kept it 
on, the only one worn by her in that 
act. The girls behind Jennings in his 
number returned to back up Wynn in 
the same dresses. 

The bulldog which carried a pipe 
in its mouth with .Jennings at his first 
rut ranee secured a laugh all for him- 
self, and should have been with Mr. 
.Tennings all through the performance. 

♦St' we. 



presents. The two last acts admit 
of nothing uncommon in the ward- 
robe line, but the costumes worn are 
of line material, in keeping with the 
atmosphere and locale of the action. 

The eye is most pleased with the 
golf-club setting. This is a beautiful 
example of scene painting. The two 
other sets are ample, but there is no 
requirement for extravagance in de- 
tail. 

The bill of particulars omits the 
musical specifications; hence it can 
only be said that there were several 
Interludes which introduced the nu- 
merous, good looking and well groom- 
ed choristers. As for the music it- 
self Stuart has not equalled himself 
when his other compositions are con- 
sidered. Agreeable enough to be sure, 
are all the selections but there is not 
one which lingers or Is apt to get far 
among the cafes and other places. 

Sam Collins is called upon to shoul- 
der the burden of comedy and gets 
away creditably. He is still some- 
what metalic in method, but puts in 
enough tumbling about to get laughs 
in spite of his lines and opportunities. 
He has an original idea in comedy cos- 
tuming for his golf suit; and also se- 
cures whole lot of laughs all in a 
bunch through some clever business 
with a bunch of golf sticks. He also 
has another sartorial idea wearing an 
evening hat on his head in a drawing 
room. He exacts all the comedy there 
is from his role, and even stretches 
his chances to interject merriment into 
the proceedings. 

Without Collins and Miss Janis 
there would not be much to the show. 
Harry Pilcer carries a juvenile role 
with just a little too much self con- 
sciousness to make it wholly agree- 
able. He seems to be utterly devoid 
of a humorous sense and makes his 
best bid for favor in a dance which 
follows a song he has by himself, and 
again later when in action with Miss 
Janis. 

Julia Frary is to be commended 
for a line performance as the "fat 
princess," although she must not be 
understood as representing an extreme 
of stoutness. Miss Frary has a line 
figure, a graceful bearing and in voice 
and manner is a distinct aid to en- 
tertainment. William Pruett is the 
Turkish Prince of blustering demean. 
His fine voice builds up the musical 
section wonderfully. George Parsons 
makes his American an entirely pos- 
sible type at home and abroad, play- 
ing with spirit and dash. 

Ralph Nairn assists the comedy as 
the British Consul whose wife (Kate 
Wingficld) furnishes an excellent foil 
for his lines a d business. But after 
commending everything and every- 
body as far as merit warrants, the 
fact remains that there is little bet- 
ter than mild entertainment in "The 
Slim Princess." Miss Janis is grace- 
ful and evidently anxious to further 
the good work as much as her chances 
and abilities will permit, but even she 
fails to convince or be anything more 
than graceful and fair to look upon. 
In her imitations, of course, she comes 
into her own and in a twinkling le- 
thargy is changed to interest. The 
performance is saved from being al- 
most spiritless in that one period of 
unriuestioned cleverness. Walt. 



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VARIETY 



COLONIAL. 

(KstiiiiafeMl Cost of Show $3,275). 

Three acts using more than one 
hundred minutes make the show at 
the Colonial pretty much dragged 
out. It happens frequently over here. 
The acts individually score, but plac- 
ing them together returns a poor per- 
formance. Lack of comedy is an- 
other reason this week. 

Mack and Marcus were programed 
to open the performance but were not 
on hand. Charles De Camo and Dog 
deputized. The act was given too 
much time, which resulted in a slow 
start, from which the bill never re- 
covered. De Camo's act is all right, 
well presented, with a good dog that 
goes through his routine nicely, but 
all the tricks have been seen before. 
The act might have had ten minutes; 
it used seventeen. r 

The Three Leightons followed, in 
second position, and did not start 
anything for the first few minutes, 
until they landed in "one" with sing- 
ing and dancing, when the eccentric 
dance of the bellboy and the good 
harmony of the other two pulled them 
through a big winner. The boys have 
need of a change in the opening. A 
general brushing up and refreshening 
would bolster up that first part, bring- 
ing it up to the standard of the finish. 
Hymack reappears on this side. 
The act remains without alteration. 
The rapid changing of gloves, neck- 
ties, handkerchiefs and collars, top- 
ped off by a complete change at the 
finish mystified the audience. 

Wilbur Mack and Nellie Walker 
did only fairly on "No. 4." The act 
affords good light entertainment, but 
the spot in this week's Colonial bill 
demanded something more weighty. 
The bill had been quiet up to then. 
New material is needed by the pair. 
"Fly stuff'' gets about quickly, and 
once over the circuit makes it old. 
Miss Walker was Mr. Mack's best 
audience. She laughs so much, it 
gives the impression of affectedness. 
"The Courtiers" (New Act) closed 
the first half. 

Albert Whelan, shifted from next 
to closing, opened the second part. 
He did very big although what went 
before on the program did not help 
him any. Whelan has picked up sev- 
eral new bits since he last showed 
in New York. One with the orches- 
tra is particularly clever and went 
tremendous. The imitations have 
wisely been laid aside. Whelan 
doesn't need them. The "Slide Trom- 
bone" song and the whistling en- 
trance and exit are all that remain 
of Whelan's former specialty. New 
material and quickly shifting from 
one thing to another have made a 
place in the front rank in American 
vaudeville for Whelan. 

The Rigoletto Twins worked 
thirty-eight minutes, really a short 
time when their routine is figured. 
Opening with a musical specialty the 
brothers go into club juggling, magic, 
illusions, hand-to-hand balancing, 
poses and aerial gymnastics. The 
brothers could take anyone of their 
specialties and with a little working, 
be able to place it on the big time 
as an act in itself. 

Karno's Company in "The Wow 
Wows" (New Acts) closed the show. 

Dash. 



AMERICAN. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $3,500.) 
The American has a new English 
sketch at the head this week, and it 
is likely looked forward to as a draw- 
ing card. It didn't draw Monday, nor 
did anything else in the bill apparent- 
ly. Though the night performance was 
on the eve of the Hebrew holidays, 
the attendance was light even with 
that considered. 

"The Monkey's Paw" (New Acts) Is 
the playlet, closing the first part som- 
brely, although receiving "curtains" 
on the piece as a sketch, with its play- 
ing. During the intermission the 
orchestra had recourse to national airs 
to revive the house. In the second 
part was contained nearly all the com- 
edy and most of the singing. Open- 
ing the second section, the Five Musi- 
cal MacLarens did exceedingly well. 
While, with the exception of the songs, 
the act has changed but little in two 
or three years, the turn looks better, 
is nicely costumed in Scotch kilts, 
makes fairly pleasing music and has 
the little girl to bring down the ap- 
plause with her trap-drummer solos. 
Appearing at the American for the 
first time Arthur Dunn, his fish-horn, 
messenger boy suit and Marie Glazier 
were much stronger at the finish than 
they were at any time during the 
opening. Dunn's funnisms did it. 

Next to last the Coopers gave their 
Empire City Quartet's turn. By this 
brother number, Harry Cooper is at- 
testing that whatever there was to 
the Empire City, he was it. They 
have a new ballad, sung by Harry 
alone. It is "When the Old Oaken 
Bucket Was New," and rather pretty 
in melody. The Coopers in a hard 
position had the hit of Cliff Gordon 
to beat. They tied it, giving them the 
credit for disadvantage of "spot." 
Gordon really started the show in 
the first part. Though with only a 
smattering of "new stuff" Cliff se- 
cured the evening's hit. He stepped 
in on short notice, filling the space 
left by the withdrawal of James J. 
Morton. Mr. Gordon had some human 
talk about shyster lawyers, and he 
ought to go the limit on it. It might 
not catch the children but It makes 
an awfully big score with business 
people. Gordon is still playing 
Hearst for the "fall guy" of his 
monolog, and rings in "Teddy" for 
kind applause, which doesn't land. 

Ray Crocker with four "picks" has 
the usual Mayme Remington turn of 
this kind. . Miss Crocker goes a little 
farther than most of them. She 
absolutely allows the piccaninies to 
do all the work. 

The first half of the program did 
not show up well. Gordon appeared 
"No. 5." The performance started 
at 8:06 and the first two turns con- 
sumed twenty-three minutes. If the 
American hasn't a guaranteed big 
draw, it requires at least fourteen 
acts. This is the policy that did the 
business there. 

Burke's Musical Dogs, Johnson 
Clarke, and Jessie Broughton (New 
Acts). La Freya, with her stere- 
opticon poses, was held over to beat 
out the pictures by a few minutes. 

Rime. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 
(Estimated Cost of Show, $3,650.) 
The show at the Fifth Avenue this 
week in addition to looking exceed- 
ingly good on paper, plays remarkably 
well, but to achieve the latter result 
the management after the Monday 
performance switched the entire run- 
ning order of the program. Tuesday 
night the bouse was crowded and the 
bill was well received. 

The acts new to New York were 
James Young and Gaston and D'Ar- 
mond (New Acts). 

The show was started with a rush 
by the Camille Trio with a comedy 
routine of horizontal bar acrobatics, 
immediately placing the audience in 
a good humor. 

Vernon, the ventriloquist, was "No. 
2." Having a quiet opening he had 
rather hard work following the knock- 
about acrobats. He opens in "one" 
with a single figure, a "fresh kid." 
In full stage he works with seven 
"dummies." The best liked bit was 
the rapid change of voice that he ac- 
complished while using three figures 
in the singing of a song. His clos- 
ing bit with a "baby" is a little weak. 
With a more stirring finish, Vernon 
would have achieved better success. 
The Amoros Sisters, who graced the 
third position, received quite some ap- 
plause. 

Cole and Johnson were switched 
from next to closing to "No. 4." They 
are doing their act in "two" at this 
house, offering several new numbers. 
The songs are "Sweetness I Love You 
Best of All," "Ring Those Bells," and 
"Jasper Lee," the latter being a sort 
of general advertising number, in 
which everything that one sees on the 
billboards from tooth paste to soda 
crackers is mentioned. They next of- 
fered a medley of the hits of former 
years and for an encore "I Love You" 
was given. 

Fannie Ward in "An Unlucky Star" 
was in the seventh position. This lit- 
tle playlet which shifts in an instant 
from a scene of tense dramatic inter- 
est into a laughable affair of theatrics, 
scored the laughing hit of the even- 
ing. 

The Big City Quartet, with an en- 
tire repertoire of popular songs from 
one publisher, divided the honors of 
the evening with Gaston and D'Ar- 
mond. They are a very good singinp 
organization. 

Bobby Pandur and his brother clos- 
ed the show. This act with its tinsel 
and showiness combined with the feats 
of strength that the men perform held 
the audience until the last. 

Fred. 



John Rogers and Mark Hart have 
a 'two-act" they are showing at 
Merlden, Conn., this week, booked by 
Max Hart. 



The Jewish holidays early in the 
week emptied the theatrical offices 
around the centre of Manhattan. 
Jules Ruby started the movement to 
take a holiday. 



Aurora is a dancer on the small 
time now booked by Jules Larvett. 
Five years ago Aurora played over 
here as "Carmencita," appearing then 
in the best houses. 



IRWIN'S MAJESTIC8. 

Fred Irwin has considered his "Ma- 
jesties" of the past two seasons good 
enough to stand another whirl over 
the Wheel, for this year's show doesn't 
differ materially from the other "Ma- 
jesties" for two seasons back, and it 
is a good show. 

The pieces, really acts, have been 
changed about in one scene only. The 
seminary scene in the second act seems 
to be new, or at least partly so. A 
few numbers are placed in the piece, 
but the best of the old ones remain, 
and they are the big hits. 

The company is also about the 
same. Gus Fay and Joe Hollander 
are the comedians. Their funnisms 
keep the performance moving at a fast 
clip, although at times the show loses 
some of its speed. This is caused prin- 
cipally through too many heavy mu- 
sical numbers being introduced. Four 
ballads are sung. This with a grand 
opera medley makes the going 
pretty heavy. Among the new num- 
bers a "hobble skirt" arrangement in 
the second half is the novel and up- 
to-date selection. There may be some 
argument as to who first wore the 
"hobble skirt" on the stage on this 
side, but there is none as to who first 
produced the first number with the 
chorus in "hobbles." It goes to Fred 
Irwin. 

The singing end has been kept up to 
the standard. The male chorus in 
"one" still goes strong, and getting as 
much now as ever. 

The show strikes most strongly in 
the female department. There are 
twenty-four women, including princi- 
pals. Six might come under the prin- 
cipal head. 

Florence Bennett is the principal 
woman principal, and she makes a 
dandy leader. For clothes no one in 
burlesque has anything on Florence, 
not even Ida Emerson. Every time 
Florence turned around she appeared 
in another costume and all of the very 
best. In several numbers Miss Ben- 
nett figured prominently and put them 
over in capital style. Dollje Sweet 
shone only in the first scene, where 
she did a French song and also an 
imitation of Anna Held. The imita- 
tion was not good, but Dollie is sweet 
and looked the part, In two corking 
costumes of the Frenchy type. Edith 
Hollander has little to do, leading only 
a "kid" number. The number didn't 
receive at the Columbia what it will 
in other houses. Evelyn Fay put over 
three or four numbers quietly, but to 
good effect. Beulah Benton and Aleta 
both make a striking appearance in 
tights. Miss Aleta wears the best 
looking outfit in the tight line that 
has been seen, and she can carry it. 
There were several specialties intro- 
duced, but no olio. The specialties 
came in the show, two in "one" while 
set were made. Hathaway and Siegel 
put over their dancing act and 
fared nicely, as did West and Benton. 
The latter depends more on singing 
however. Aleta had a bit of a "Salo- 
me" that started nothing. 

Fred Irwin is probably right in his 
judgment of sending the show over 
the Wheel the third season without 
change. It will stand comparison with 
any in every way. Da$h. 



VARIETY 



19 



JERSEY LILLIES. 

Philadelphia, Oct. 6. 

In awarding honors at the close of 
the present burlesque season, the di- 
rectors of the Columbia Amusement 
Company will have a difficult task in 
making a selection without giving a 
lot of consideration to "The Jersey 
Lillles," making its annual tour under 
the ownership of James E. Cooper. 

It is Mr. Cooper's first year as an 
owner, and the comedian has register- 
ed a hit that should be a long lasting 
one, for he has put out a burlesque 
show that is worth while. Cooper 
has gone farther than many managers, 
for he is giving something that is 

first class and new. He made a ten- 
strike at the start by securing Leon 
Errol to produce his show. Mr. Er- 
rol has made good in every sense of 
the word. 

Money seems to have been spent 
lavishly, the stage settings being 
elaborate and complete, where there is 
a big company, and costumes have 
been provided for an unusual list of 
numbers. The costuming of the chorus 
is not elaborate or rich in color and 
design or material, but each one has 
been selected with care and sufficient 
effect has been secured to rank "The 
Jersey Lillies" as a well dressed show. 

It is probably one of the biggest 
companies on the road this season. 
The only question is whether the pa- 
trons of good burlesque will support 
the show well enough to warrant the 
expense. It would be a pity for the 
sake of what burlesque needs most, 
that this show should have to be cut 
down. In producing two burlesque 
pieces Mr. Errol has laid out several 
good parts, and Mr. Cooper has sup- 
plied capable persons to play them, a 
mark of merit which is a principal 
point in making the show a most en- 
joyable entertainment. 

It is the satisfactory handling of 
each part that makes the two pieces. 
Mr. Errol has not gone very far away 
from last year's piece for his first 
part this season. There is a well- 
woven story of the "mistaken ident- 
ity" sort, but the burlesque is new 
and something which stamps Errol as 
a producer of real, clean comedy, the 
kind that will do more to uplift bur- 
lesque in the eyes of captious critics 
than anything that can be said or writ- 
ten. "The goods" are there and they 
should find ready buyers. Mr. Errol 
plays his familiar German character 
in both pieces, and Mr. Cooper is also 
seen in familiar roles. His "grouch" 
which he made funny last year is re- 
tained and fits in the new piece just 
as well as it did in the old. 

In support the principal comedians 
have Alf. P. James, an actor of abil- 
ity who plays veteran characters in 
each piece in an Intelligent and pleas- 
ing manner. Robert Algier has the 
"straight," looking the juvenile of 
better grade than usually seen and 
playing it well throughout. Algier 
also has a pleasing voice and his num- 
bers scored strongly. Johnnie Walker 
proved very satisfactory in a Scotch 
character at first, and with another 
one of the men — no name being pro- 
gramed—drew plenty from two novel 
characters in the burlesque. Marty 



Reagon won favor for the way he 
handled two widely different roles. 

No show seen in a long while has 
anything on "The Jersey Lillies" for 
its supply of women principals. In 
the principal roles Lucia Cooper gives 
it a big boost. She never looked as 
well as this season, and seems to have 
lost some weight. Several changes are 
made by her in both pieces. She leads 
one or two of the best liked numbers, 
and twice her shapely figure is dis- 
played in lights, the red costume in 
which she leads "Jungle Land" being 
very striking. Stella Chatelaine is the 
soubret, filling the role in an artistic 
and pleasing way. Miss Chatelaine 
wears some stunning clothes, and with 
Leon Errol puts over two of the big 
hits of the show. The "Kiss Duet," 
which this couple did last year, is re- 
peated, and hangs on well, but they 
put over a real riot in the burlesque 
with "Bear Cat Rag," the number be- 
ing worked up to a great finish by 
Cooper. 

Mr. Errol handles the comedy clev- 
erly throughout, his "souse" bit in the 
burlesque worked up to a screaming 
finish by some comedy falls, was a 
wonder for winning laughs. Hazel 
Crosby seems to be a newcomer, at 
least she is not remembered, but left 
an excellent impression, for she has 
the looks, dresses well and can sing 
in addition to playing her role under- 
standing^. She makes a win- 
some widow in the first part that 
might win anybody's heart. Kate Pri- 
or is also prominent in both pieces and 
agreeable at all times. Miss Prior gives 
the other women a run for the dress- 
ing honors, making a dandy showing 
leading a suffragette number, though 
it must be said the tights are a little 
bit ahead of the present-day brand of 
that sex. 

Many novel and pleasing effects 
have been secured in staging the num- 
bers. In the chorus the Symphony 
Quartet makes itself heard and builds 
up the numbers in great shape. Twice 
the four neatly dressed young men 
scored hits in support of numbers led 
by Algier, carrying off a double en- 
core hit in the second part. The 
Scotch number and "Hello," Motor 
Girl," in which the men make their 
entrance down the theatre isle, was 
very nicely done. 

The olio holds up its share of the 
show. The Miller Musical Four, who 
also work in the chorus, open the olio 
with a real musical act, one that won 
a big mark of favor. "The Strike," a 
sketch used last year by Alf. James 
and Kate Prior, is repeated with Al- 
gier playing a part. Hazel Crosby of- 
fers a straight singing turn, weakened 
only by a rather poor selection of 
songs, while James and Lucia Cooper 
closed well with an act on familiar 
lines, but with new material. 

There are few weak points in "The 
Jersey Lillies." It would be stretch- 
ing a point to pick any out. With 
the exception of a too-frequent use 
of the word "hell," the show is abso- 
lutely clean, a fact that was appreciat- 
ed in a house where the usual audi- 
ence demands a bit of latitude taken. 
Mr. Cooper has made enough success 
in his first venture as an owner to 
win a place among the most desirable 
In the Eastern Wheel. 

George J/. Young. 



PARISIAN WIDOWS. 

There is little to remember after 
seeing "The Parisian Widows." Still 
the time passes quickly and pleasantly. 
The pieces have little or no plot it is 
just burlesque, light, airy, and with a 
free and easy movement. The opening 
piece is in two scenes "The Actors' 
Boarding House," and "The Re- 
hearsal" Weber & Rush's stand-by 
for several seasons. It brings out a 
Hebrew comedian and an Irish com- 
edian, in "straight" make-up. This 
is probably a bit of a departure, but 
questionable whether advisable or no. 
The comedy in the first part is not 
strong, although there are some laughs 
distributed through the scene. Most 
of the fun comes in the second half, 
with the burlesque troupe at re- 
hearsal. The "bare stage" though 
seen often, is always good with in- 
numerable opportunities for fun, not 
lost In this case. The rehearsal bit is 
really a piece in itself, giving the show 
practically three parts. 

The closing burlesque, a department 
store with a soda fountain, is also 
from former season. There is some fun 
in the department store although it 
doesn't seem quite strong enough to 
follow the better comedy of the re- 
hearsal. The best of the whole show 
is that there is no long stretch of 
"business." 

There aren't many numbers, but 
what there are show up nicely. The 
girls show plainly that they have been 
instructed and work with a uniformity 
that is usually found wanting. The 
chorus does not work every number 
the same way, but have been taught a 
number of dance steps, admittedly 
simple. Still it Is a relief to ee a 
chorus that know more than two or 
three steps. The numbers went over 
in rather good style. A "kid" number 
in the closing burlesque received no 
less than five encores, while "I Love 
It" (which could have been lead bet- 
ter had there been a woman out in 
front of the chorus instead of a man) 
pulled about as many. There were sev- 
eral others that gained attention. 

The finale of the burlesque in which 
the girls make a change from an Ital- 
ian costume to tights by removing the 
skirts and using them for capes showed 
up well and got something. There are 
sixteen girls, a likely looking bunch. 
The costumes, some new and some 
old, look very well. The one glaring 
fault in the costuming is pink tights. 
There were no less than four different 
shades of pink. Aside from this tin* 
dressing frames up very well. The set 
at the flnsh of the first act was all that 
amounted to anything in scenery. 
There is no one featured with the 
troupe. Lee Hickman as a "legit" in 
the opening piece did very well, get- 
ting some of his stuff over to big 
laughs. Hickman does not carry the 
thing to extremes and goes through 
nicely. In the closing burlesque Hick- 
man has an eccentric role that is good 
for one or two laughs. Harry Bentley 
is the Hebrew at the opening. His 
makeup is very good but it is too 
"straight" for burlesque. In the clos- 
ing piece as one cf the cash boys who 
run the store, Bentley is better. 

George Niblo is a "Nance" getting 
laughs through what he does, rather 
than through his playing of the role. 
He is not a good "cissy." Joe Spiegel, 



Ike Wall and Harry Artz are all billed 
as having something to do with the 
burlesque, but which is which is un- 
known. One is the property man at 
the rehearsal. Whoever it was de- 
serves some credit. He is mixed up In 
all the business and makes the scene 
the funny incident it is. 

Julia Sinclair takes the bun amongst 
the women. Julia is a peachy looking 
blonde who at first glance would be 
set down as too big for a soubret 
but after she gets started fits in very 
nicely. Several very pretty changes of 
costume are shown by Miss Sinclair. 
Blanche Leighton in sort of a leading 
lady role doesn't have much to do and 
got through well enough. Clara Burg 
is the other female principal also with- 
out much to do. The show could stand 
another principal woman or two. One 
of the chorus girls came to the front 
a couple of times to lead numbers, and 
went through very well indeed. 

Five acts made up the "olio," 
Groves and Clare open with a com- 
edy talking act that received about 
what it deserved. There is an inclin- 
ation to follow one of Smith and 
Campbell's routines. It was curbed af- 
ter the first minute or two. The act 
is hardly strong enough for the olio. 
Niblo and Spencer pulled out the hit 
with neat singing and dancing. 

Musical Gordon Highlanders, two 
men and a woman, working in Scotch 
dress were deserving of more than 
they received. The act is a good high 
class musical number. It is neat, 
clean and good to look at and hear. 
There should be more acts of this sort 
in burlesque. 

Kelso, Leighton and Co. didn't get 
far with a comedy sketch. 

Marie Sparrow pulled out a big hit 
with Irish songs. 

The show pleased and should, 
with just a little fixing here 
and there, be able to go over the Wheel 
successfully. There are a few bits of 
suggestive talk and business in the 
opening piece that might be dropped. 

Dash. 



Herbert Kelcey and Effle Shannon 
will appear at the Colonial Oct. 31 in 
"Bearding the Lion." 



Flo Irwin in a new sketch by E. 
Ray (loetz opens Monday under the 
direction of Max Hart. Two people 
are in the piece. 



William Morris returned Thursday 
from a visit to the western houses 
booked by his oTice. 



The Munhattuii, New York, a Wil- 
liam J. Gane house, is playing a full 
week. The Circle which formerly 
"split" with It, opened Monday with 
the Shubert's production of "The 
Chocolate Soldier." 



Harry llersker is planning a 
"sin-all time" circuit of towns In 
Pennsylvania, starting with Tunk- 
hannock. 



Kva Tanguay may rest to recover 
her voice for another week or so, be- 
fore resuming vaudeville engage- 
ments. — — — 

Hello Blanche returns to Ham- 
merstein's next week with an all 
new act. 



20 



VARIETY 



IRWIN'S BIO SHOW. 

Fred Irwin has a Job before him 
to fix up his "Big Show." This sea- 
son the company is playing "Uncle 
Sam, Jr.," a piece in two acts. But 
it isn't "Uncle Sam, Jr." It's all 
"Uncle Sam." The red fire stuff 
sinks so far in that it makes one 
very tired. 

The first act is slow. The second 
act last week at the Columbia seemed 
to have been helped by the removal 
of one entire scene. Whether this 
was for the occasion, due to the act 
of the Farrell-Taylor Trio (added to 
the olio) isn't known. The show was 
over at eleven, so the scene might re- 
main out. 

All the regular laughs of the per- 
formance arrive in the last act. The 
first spontaneous giggle of the evening 
is when a "Nance" walks across the 
stage, shortly after the curtain for the 
final act has gone up. Afterwards, 
there is some fun derived from a gath- 
ering of naval officers, who talk war 
across a table, with incidental busi- 
ness. That about closes up the com- 
edy department. 

There are enough men and women 
in the company, but they have little 
to do comparatively, excepting to fol- 
low a heavy book. A couple of the 
"straight" men talk as though taught 
by Henry Lee. 

Withal though there are lines in 
the dialog which bring laughter. That 
is all that does in the first act. This 
is offset however by the dragglness 
of the story. Even plenty of num- 
bers could not speed the action. 

The story is so plainly there it can 
not be escaped. A widow loves a 
hero, but hasn't found one. Three sail- 
ors go in the contest for her hand, 
the winner to first prove he is a hero 
in her eyes. One (Larry McCale) es- 
capes the glory several times, having 
someone else grab off the palm of his 
carefully laid plans to convince the 
widow he is the fellow. In the last 
act Mr. McCale succeeded, but he was 
ever so long about it, and a whole 
lot of people present did not wait. 

Margaret Bennett is the widow, 
when she is not wearing tights. When 
Miss Bennett is wearing tights, that's 
different, and Margaret should leave 
the tights to some one else. She is 
about the only woman principal. Louise 
Palmer is one, and tries hard. She's 
a good looking girl. Her willing- 
ness is the best part of her and the 
evening's performance. Marie Revere 
and Vlrgie Bates are in front and men* 
tioned on the program often enough 
for anyone to believe they are prin- 
cipals. Miss Revere did a buck dance 
as further proof, but the fact still 
remains. 

Neither did any of ' the men get 
over. Mr. McCale as the Irishman, 
Joe Brady as a "Dutchman" and Ma- 
jor Laird as the slangy sailor were 
the three principal comedians, suffi- 
cient in most cases. They are not 
enough though or too much in "Uncle 
Sam, Jr." Perhaps the opportunities 
are not there. 

The show needs someone to step in 
and take hold. Where the book Is 
overheavy it should be thrown out. 
The idea of following a manuscript 
is fine for the author, but the author 
isn't the audience. Billie Marr and 



Arthur Delmor are the "straight" men. 
One is a naval lieutenant; the other 
a U. S. Minister to Chili in a naval 
officer's uniform. Some of their 
speeches sound silly. Even McCale 
Is saddled with a couple. He pulled 
one about "Our Teddy" that started 
equal applause and hisses. 

In numbers the show is much bet- 
ter off, and the costuming for all is 
catchy, especially for "Paree" near 
the close. The prettiest melody 
in the show, "Lu Lu," nearing 
the endLng of the first act, suf- 
fered from the general atmosphere 
created in that section. Even Edna 
Roberts, who has never been seen to 
fail before in her "kid" songs with 
the choristers similarly dressed, 
couldn't put either one of two "kid" 
numbers over. 

Miss Bennett staged all the num- 
bers, according to the program. "Un- 
der the Yum Yum Tree" which she 
led among others, was the best of those 
produced. It originally was set for 
the first scene of the second act. With 
that out, it followed a grand march, 
also led by Miss Bennett in tights. 
The march did not bring anything. 
Miss Bennett is pretty much concerned 
in the work of the girls, and oversees 
them sometimes to the extent of for- 
getting her audience. In long dresses, 
Miss Bennett is very likable. She 
has dressy gowns, though the first 
worn gave an impression of be- 
ing overdressed. The next was her 
prettiest, a very attractive combina- 
tion in black and white. For a hand- 
some white gown worn near the finale 
of the show, Miss Bennett had on 
lavender gloves. 

There are twenty-four girls in the 
chorus, who take care of the numbers 
as they have been coac*hed. None 
seem to be allowed any liberties. 
Eleven back up Miss Palmer in a 
special act of a sort, introduced into 
the action. The opening of this is 
good. During the act Miss Palmer 
sings two songs. 

The olio was opened by Marr and 
Evans in a comedy acrobatic turn, of 
medium quality, the comedian taking 
some hard falls. The Six English 
Romas, an English "girl club jug- 
gling act" followed, getting something 
which would have been more had the 
girls proper colored clubs, or appeared 
before a drop which would set their 
work off. 

Brady and Mahoney have some new 
"gags," and a first-class medley In 
their "straight and Hebrew" turn. 
They suffered from the show preced- 
ing, and besides, Mr. Mahoney spoke 
with difficulty. The Farrell-Taylor 
Trio came after, closing the olio, and 
scoring the hit of the evening. 

It seems Fred Irwin has gone out 
of his way this season to give 
a show different from his usual bur- 
lesque performance. The departure 
hasn't helped the "Big Show." There 
isn't the life or snap to the perform- 
ance there should be, and there won't 
be until someone just steps in and 
makes it. During the proceeding Mr. 
Irwin might recollect that he has no 
soubret among his principal women. 
He has furnished everything else ex- 
cepting that, but the whole does not 
work out well. Wm. L. Ballauf wrote 
"Uncle Sam, Jr." Joe Hollander fur- 
nished the music, excepting two or 
three interpolated songs. Bime. 



CENTURY GIRLS. 

Sam Rice Is responsible for both 
pieces being used by the "Century 
Girls." The opening will never bring 
Rice anything as a producer or a 
writer, but the after piece more than 
atones for the first part. The "Cen- 
tury Girls" is adjudged an ordinary 
show up until the burlesque. After 
the final curtain It goes into the 
"good" class, and sets down as well 
above the average. 

The opening is "A Surprise Party," 
built around an old idea used many 
times in vaudeville and burlesque. A 
rich uncle has been sending his neph- 
ew money, thinking him married. 
The uncle comes to make a call. The 
necessary wife and child must be pro- 
duced. It isn't carried. The comedy 
is all of the rougher sort. A dinner 
scene Is the main bid for laughs, and 
all the business has been pretty well 
torn apart: The comedy falling 
rather flat, everything else in the 
opening seems to go the same way 
and the piece is a failure. 

The burlesque comes along pretty 
strong and carries the show through 
a winner. It is called "In Ireland," 
allowing of a pretty country' scene. 
A neat little story of the melodramatic 
type is started, but not carried out. 
This is the mistake, for after it has 
run along about half way, everyone 
seems to forget it. 

The musical comedy melodrama, 
George Cohan's idea, is new to bur- 
lesque and should be worked out. 
The comedy in this part is more in 
keeping with the surroundings, being 
quiet with no bits of business and 
other usual things. A Hebrew turned 
loose in Ireland always seems funny 
to American audiences. Much good 
fun is derived from that. Keeping to 
the pace of the piece the numbers are 
also far and away ahead of the first 
part. 

The organization is strong on prin- 
cipals, but as much of the dialog as 
possible should be cut, for unpleasant 
speaking voices, almost universal in 
the company, make the task very try- 
ing. The shooting in the first part 
and the frequent use of the word 
"Hell" should be eliminated. The 
show, aside from this and a suggestive 
line or two might be dropped, is 
clean. A quantity of inoffensive 
comedy is secured from one of the 
chorus girls, a plump Miss of about 
two hundred pounds, who tickled the 
audience mightily everytime she 
showed in a different colored pair of 
tights. The girl is good-natured 
about it and the laughs are legitimate. 

There are sixteen girls carried, run- 
ning to the heavy type. Besides the 
big girl there are a couple more who 
could make the Billy Watson weight. 
The girls have been handed several 
shocking costumes in the first part. 
Some wear the same pink tights, 
changing only above the waist. The 
opening costumes are horrible, pink 
and green, and snch shades. The 
second half uncovers several dressing 
schemes that make up for the atro- 
cious combinations of before. The 
girls work willingly and helped put 
several of the numbers over to big 



bits. "Jungle Band" a*id "Honeymoon 
Glide" both scored In the first part, 
while the second revealed several 
real hits. "Eily Reilly" in which two 
of the chorus girls figured in the lead- 
ing, is away up as far as burlesque 
numbers go and deserved the success 
it brought home. "Squaw Colleen" 
was also a big winner as was "Irish 
Oriental." Other unfamiliar numbers 
gained recognition. 

Charles Saunder is the principal 
comedian, an Irishman in both pieces. 
Saunders is a good comedian, not 
going all over the place to get laugh? 
but working legitimately and cleanly. 
He does not "hog," and there is not 
too much of him. Irving Gear is 
next in the billing, but more in evi- 
dence In the pieces. As a "Dutch- 
man" in the first part and a Hebrew 
in the second — and a Hebrew also in 
the olio — there is a bit too much 
of Gear. He does well enough in the 
pieces, though not standing out 
strongly, and could be spared from 
the olio. Tom Burnett is the 
"straight," not over passably. When 
singing Burnett is all right, but he 
is not a good feeder nor is he able to 
read lines well. He is valuable enough 
in the singing however to balance. 

Johnny Marion, though a poor 
actor, is a great little dancer with a 
voice above the dancer's average. 
His work in the numbers goes far 
towards making them big hits. He is 
a good-looking kid but is the pos- 
sessor of one of the bad speaking 
voices with which the company is af- 
flicted. 

The company is strong on women 
principals but the girls have not 
enough scope. Grace Lillian and 
May Belmont are both dandy 
soubrets, although with nothing to do 
aside from leading numbers. Grace 
Lillian is a young, good-looking girl 
with a pleasing personality and a 
singing voice that will stand muster, 
also she can dance. Grace Is much 
too good to be hidden away only to 
be dragged out to lead a number now 
and again. She is short only a 
speaking voice. This could be rem- 
edied in a girl her age. Miss Lillian 
should try and overcome it. She will 
go ahead if properly handled. Now 
is the time to look after the defects. 
A proper wardrobe and Grace Lillian 
is strong enough to stand featuring 
with a burlesque show. Una Lillian 
Ellsworth plays a straight role carry- 
ing several beautiful gowns In dig- 
nified style. She plays well but is 
under the spell and her speaking voice 
is shocking. 

The olio is not especially meri- 
torious. Curtin and Stevens have a 
short acrobatic act that doesn't reach 
very far. May Belmont sends over 
two songs nicely. Mr. and Mrs. 
Harry Ellsworth have a light comedy 
sketch that brings some laughs. 
Johnny Marion and Grace Lillian have 
the hit in a singing and dancing act 
that is worth while. The pair are 
young and should be heard from on 
the big vaudeville time at an early 
date. 

The Musical Hussars, probably an 
added attraction ( is the old Esterb- 
rook act. Burnett and Gear in an 
ordinary talking and parody act 
finished out the program. 

Dash. 



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•MANHATTAN. 

There is a change of policy at the 
Manhattan since the Circle went into 
the legitimate ranks. Instead of 
'Splitting" the week, the Manhattan 
now holds the same bill for a fu)l 
week. 

In addition to six acts this week, 
the Manhattan had first run pictures 
and illustrated songs, well rendered 
by a male vocalist. 
; "Lightning" Weston, formerly 
known as "The Great Weston," 
scored a hit of big proportions. His 
cartoons amused, while his "Rock of 
Ages" number was applauded. The 
biggest laugh was recorded when he 
drew two impressions of Jack John- 
son, before and after his proposed 
fight with Al. Kauffman. Weston 
filled in ten minutes to advantage. 

Helen Drew, with her songs and 
character changes, gave satisfaction. 
Her patriotic song and dance at the 
finish stirred up the audience and she 
received several encores. Budd and 
Clare (New Acts). 

Willie and Josie Barrows, a team 
with a clean, juvenile appearance and 
neat wardrobe, had no trouble in en- 
tertaining. Willie wears immaculate 
linen and a Tuxedo, while Josie looks 
well in a soubret dress. The act is 
refined, there is no talking and the 
Barrows rung up a hit. 

A good, wholesome, refreshing 
comedy is splendidly played by Mr. 
and Mrs. Cortis, who scored big. The 
comedy hinges on a husband bringing 
his wife to time on their second wed- 
ding anniversary. The skit by Mr. 
and Mrs. Cortis does not disappoint 
reasonable expectations. The act 
could be better staged in a larger 
house. 



NEMO. 

It was a "singing show" that the 
management of the Nemo theatre, the 
new house at Broadway and 110th 
street, offered the first half of the 
week. Business was good Tuesday 
night. The pictures were an enjoy- 
able feature. 

Despite the superabundance of 
songs, the audieDces showered appro- 
val on the vocalists, Brown and Cooper 
proving the real "clean up" with their 
"Under the Yum Yum Tree," as a 
duet. 

Elliott and Ives, magical, and Car- 
bona and Hodge, singers and dancers, 
were closed Monday. The Dorio Trio 
of operatic singers replaced them. 

Richard Hyde opened the show. He 
sang two numbers and recited one un- 
der the spotlight, the applause being 
of a satisfactory character. 

The Dorio Trio worked under diffi- 
culty as the tenor had such a severe 
cold that he could not carry his part 
In the closing number of "Faust." 
The baritone and soprano held their 
own and were enthusiastically applaud- 
ed. The trio could not do themselves 
justice at the Nemo. 

O'Donnell Brothers, with music, 
comedy and a sentimental finish, es- 
tablished themselves as favorites. 

Georgia Davis and Weston Scott 
pleased. Miss Davis made some pret- 
ty changes of dress that Impressed. 
Weston has his best work at the piano. 
Their singing numbers were fairly well 
received. 

"Misery from Missouri" (New Acts). 



OBITUARY. 

George W. Miett, of Miett's dog act, 
died Sept. 3-0, at the home of his 
brothers in Everett, Mats., a victim 
of cancer. His wife and six brothers 
survive him. Deceased was born in 
1862. His wife, who has been doing 
a snake charming act, has been with 
Gollmar Bros. Circus for the past 
five years. She left the show when 
her husband was taken to a hospital, 
in Chicago during the summer, and 
eventually had him removed to 
Everett. 



Lynn, Mass., Oct. 6. 
John F. (Mose) Hanlon, a member 
of the famous Hanlon Brothers, clog 
dancers, twenty-five years ago, was 
buried here Oct. 3. The services took 
place at his home, 450 Essex street. 
He was president of the Hoffman club, 
a well known sporting organization, 
and during recent years was instru- 
mental in bringing to the fore such 
well known pugilists as Sandy Fer- 
guson and Mike (Twin) Sullivan. 



Joseph Cary died at his home, Dav- 
enport, la., Sept 19. Cora Mlskell 
(Miskel-Hunt-Miller) and Bernlce 
(Bernice and Boy) with two other 
children and their mother survive him. 



Herman W. Emmett, a brother of 
Maude A. Emmett (Emmett and Lo- 
wer) died Oct. 1 at Dargy, Pa. Mr. 
Emmett was well known in vaudeville. 



St. Louis, Oct. 6. 
Ferdinand Welb, for twenty years 
director of the German stock company 
in St. Louis, died Sunday night just 
as the curtain was rising at the Odeon 
on the 1910-11 season. His widow, 
it Is said, will nominally direct the 
company at least this season. 



Mrs. Louis Onash died Oct. 3 at her 
home in Bay Shore, Long Island. The 
deceased was a granddaughter of Har- 
ry J. Seymour, the Shakespearean 
player, who was an office in the Brit- 
ish navy before adopting the plat- 
form, and was one of the charter 
members of the Scottish Rites. Mrs. 
Onash had appeared in stock produc- 
tions, and vaudeville. She was a 
sister of Edith Helena. 



"The Silver Bottle," written by 
Bozeman Bulger, opens on United 
Booking Offices time Oct. 10. The 
cast will be headed by Pauline Berry. 
Walter White, Hughey Flaherty and a 
chorus of six girls will also help. 



"The Last Love of Pierrot" is a 

pantomime, brought over here by two 
Germans on "spec." Ulmer and Eb- 
renwerts are the foreign couple. They 
will have a company of ten. Paul 
Durand has been given the direction 
of the turn. The company gave a 
dress rehearsal during the week. 



The Four Readings and the Four 
Konerz Brothers have been booked 
through Sherek & Braff, English 
agents, to appear in Europe some 
time in the future. 



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AMERICAN (William Morris, Inc., mgr. ; 
agent, direct). — The manner In which the 
show was framed up Monday was not con- 
ducive of best results from the material in 
hand. There were two' athletic acts, two' black- 
face acts, two acts with dancing, four with 
singing, and Laura Jean Libbey. Early in 
the evening a girl was paid to walk out on 
Press Eldrldge to help the point of his encore 
song ; when Laura closed the show scores 
walked out on her for nothing, happy in the 
freedom which gave them the chance. At the 
matinee the audience took such liberties with 
the perfectly pink patter of this Lydla Pink- 
ham of vaudeville that the management de- 
cided to save her for the task of driving peo- 
ple home, a work usually assigned to the 
pictures. So well did the scheme work that 
the film (aptly entitled "A Mistake") was 
shown to only a small percentage of the un- 
usually limited attendance. Those the rain 
did not keep away, Laura can have credit for ; 
so much for the prize flivver among the many 
"freak" acts flopping over and In vaudeville. 
The show opened with Kronemann Bros., a 
splendid act for the position. Tim McMahon's 
"Watermelon Girls," in second place, scored 
the hit of the first half. Press Eldrldge was 
third, and Rice and Cohan gave the sketch 
number of the bill, winning out In spite of 
an ordinary offering for them. Alva York 
closed the first half. When she was here be- 
fore her song repertory was much better than 
now, her one "clean up" coming at the close 
of her act in "If the Wind Had Only DIown 
the Other Way." As usual, she displayed a 
couple of gowns stunning In effect, at the 
same time getting away from character make- 
up. After intermission, Delmore and Lee 
opened with their showy breakaway ladder 
manoeuvres. The Marco Twins slambanged 
things for the most laughs of the evening. 
Le Sousloffs (new acts) took the edge away 
from the dancing Bhown by Felix and Caire, 
who followed ; but the youngsters scored heav- 
ily with their Impersonations. WALT. 

MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr.; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit}.— Lopez and Lopez had 
started their ornate and entertaining musical 
turn by 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The Bel- 
mars, Roman rings, and Donita and Co., sing- 
ing comediennes, were first and second on the 
bill. "Innocence Abroad" Introduced a good 
measure of snappy dialog, some good singing 
and graceful essays at dancing on the part of 
Wheeler Earl and Vera Curtis In fourth place. 
That fine mosaic of varying human interests, 
"On Stony Ground," presented with destlnctly 
artistic results by Lottie Williams and Co. 
brought appreciative attention and applause. 
Belle Baker, Kelcey and Shannon (head liners), 
and Five Cycling Auroras (new acts). Majes- 
tic audiences have seldom been treated to such 
delightful vocal music as that provided by the 
Morati Opera Co., five Individual artists in 
solos and ensembles which brought storms of 
applause. Eddie Leonard and Mabel Russell 
presented an act <n "one" which stopped the 
show and proved that after everybody has 
borrowed what they needed of Leonard's style, 
he still has an abundance left to make mani- 
kins of his Imitators. Miss Russell makes the 
niftiest sort of a "yallow gal" and their com- 
bined and solo offering? proved a real delight. 
While the audience applauded their finish the 
singers "stalled" for a breathing spell until at 
last Leonard was forced to come through with 
"Ida," without music for the orchestra. The 
comedy camping-out with Smith and Campbell 
was saved for next to closing and the conver- 
sationalists made good. WALT. 

TREVETT (8. W. Qulnn. mgr.; agent, W. 
V. A.).— This weeks bill Is noteworthy 
among the shows this house usually pre- 
sents. The cause Is two acts, Trovata and 
Ethel May. Trovata, "Ragged and Syncopated," 
played classic and sentlmentals and generally 
proved himself a wizard of the fiddle and the 
bow, while the audience Interrupted with 
storms of applause. Ethel May's showman- 
ship Is superb. If her lecturer were her equal 
In the art of making them believe It, her place 
would be won. Miss May's wonderous mem- 
ory and her control of the situation Is 
demonstrated as fast as her tongue run rattle. 
The audience like the question answering act 
Immensely. Ergottl and Lilliputians were 
demonstratively applauded for their pretty 
"sight" act and splendid acrobatic work. 
„oe Flynn gave his rupld talk and comedy 
songs to appreciation. The Imperial Quar- 
tet was nn npplause hit with Rood comedy 
and splendid singing. The Jlelmonts proved 
a fine opening act and Carlo's Circus closed 
with good results attending. "Examination 
Day" does not get far away from the average 
"schoolroom" act. but the seven kids and girl 
school teacher kept the Inughs and applause 
going at high tension Tuesday night. The 
loose-Jointed girl with "Sis Hopkins" hair Is 
going to develop Into a fine performer If sho 
Is able to stand success. The audience liked 
every act, some more than others, but all 
combined made a decidedly good entertain- 
ment. WALT. 

STAK AND GARTER (Wm. Bebee, mgr.).— 
"(Jay New York" came In for the customary 
Sunday evening turn-away. The entertainment 
gave splendid satisfaction from start to finish. 
There Is style and class to the frame-up. 



Although there are no new departures, either 
In costuming or production, every Item ap- 
pertaining to the organization Is first class. 
For the first part "A Trip to Honolulu" It 
used, the concluding comedy being a revision 
of "A Night on Broadway" now styled "The 
Girl I Met at Rector's." Harry Emerson is 
the principal comedian, having a modest share 
In the first-part but carrying the previous 
Harry Morris role in the after-piece as the Im- 
portant laughter provoking factor. Emerson 
is a good "Dutch" comedian. Maybelle Mor- 
gan shines resplendent as the feminine star 
of the occasion. Her gowns are revelations 
and when she strips to tights, her figure con- 
stitutes an optical delight. She has a fine 
singing voice, reads her lines with intelligence 
and is altogether an essential and never- 
failing element of Importance. Margaret 
demons la conspicuously clever in two widely 
diverging characters, presenting a physical 
front worth while in the first part when decked 
in tights and lifts what Is practically a char- 
acter role in the afterpiece into a place of Im- 
portance by her artistic methods and sin- 
cerity of effort. A third girl possessed of 
ability which Is made clear throughout the 
show is Gladys Sears, who plays well a juve- 
nile role and adds to the show's laurels in a 
character song interlude which scored heav- 
ily. Grace Celeste-Emerson has two minor 
roles, fills them satisfactorily and helps out 
in the average of good looks. Teddy Evans 
works in a few scenes with Emerson. He 
seemingly has gathered his idea of make-up 
from some of Gus Hill's farce-comedy litho- 
graphs; at all events he succeeds in making 
himself needlessly hideous; a fact which does 
not help in the comedy results he strives for 
with fair results attendant. The Crelghton 
Bros, help mightily In speeding the entertain- 
ment. Both play parts well Indeed, lead num- 
bers with song and dance and in the olio offer 
a specialty quaint and original in conception 
and hilariously effective in provoking laughter 
and producing applause. No finer character 
drawing can be found In vaudeville than the 
"Relics of '67" which these chaps impersonate, 
and when matters settled down to dancing the 
audience stopped the show with its applause 
until the brothers returned to the stage with 
their wigs and characters discarded to encore 
with further stepping. They made the big- 
gest hit at any olio number here this season. 
Miss Morgan's songs add costumes were dual 
factors In a brilliant opening for the vaude- 
ville section, and In second position Barto and 
McCue displayed physical prowess in various 
feats which brought them unstinted approba- 
tion. Herman Lelb's "Dope" was added as a 
special feature for this week. Among the 
dozen or more costumlngs for numbers there 
were many ornate and classy designs, with 
tights predominating. The girls have a high 
average of good looks and are hard workers. 
The Scotch march and gun drill, -toward the 
close of the program, brought out the girls 
for a number all their own and they secured 
rounds of applause for skill displayed. "Hln- 
key Dee," by Emerson, with the girls all on 
the Job, received more applause than any num- 
ber In the show; other well liked were a "col- 
lege girl" arrangement and all the "girl" 
formations In which Mis* Morgan bad the 
leadership. WALT. 

EMPIRE (I. M. Herk, mgr.).— John J. Black 
has undertaken the greater part of the burden 
in providing entertainment under the caption of 
"Miss New York, Jr." As author of "Guess- 
ing at Hotel Guess" and "Slowtown Junction," 
which start and finish the show, he has at- 
tempted nothing new-fangled but sticks relent- 
lessly to tried and tested modes of burlesque 
procedure. In the production he has been no 
more venturesome than as a writer, and the 
net result, in consequence, Ih a series of Inci- 
dents, largely In the original, but at times dis- 
guised In manner or method. The packed 
house which filled the Empire Sunday afternoon 
in a general way spent an enjoyable, if never 
exciting, two hour* and a half. The chief de- 
Htineilon to which the show Is entitled lies In 
the evenness of talent displays; nobody In par- 
ticular outshines among tho principals. Black 
Is most conspicuously In evidence, his share 
embracing one of the comedy leads In first-part 
and burlesque and a third of the honors for 
"The Main Guy," an Interlude of song, talk 
and dance which he shares with James Fair- 
burn and Pearl Black. Will II. Cohan his 
equal chance with Black In the two books and 
heads a parody number, backed by all the 
chorus girls, as the olio opener. Presumably 
there may be those who would deny that 
Cohan's unction would lead to hysteria, but 
nobody can Impeach his method and material 
when estimating his work from a burlesque 
standpoint. He seldom deals In contraband 
goods and Is never offensive. Fnlrburn helps 
In tho comedy at both ends of the show and 
works In two olio numbers. Sophia and Myrtle 
Frank, Fay O'Dell. Pearl Mlack and Ida Cor- 
bet t are the principal women, and with them 
the rule of equal distribution works as notice- 
ably as among the men. All come forward with 
credit In proportion to what they attempt. The 
picture-sheet Is twice lirroduced as a factor In 
the olio; once for an "ill -ong" which ends In 
a "song chart" of cuim-iiy intent, and again 
to reflect the words of choruses while Miss 
Corbetl makes two character changes. The 



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man who sings with the sheet also aids her by 
singing from one of the boxes to cheer the 
audience along as they assist In the wait- 
killing. The Frank Sisters, In black-face, use 
material hitherto largely offered by male teams 
without changing much of It for female use. 
When alterations and repairs come to light 
the resulting laughs arise because of the 
"edge" which the material presents. Bennett 
Mitchell gets the black-type In programing 
an "Apache" number entered Into by the 
chorus girls. The Pantomlng passes faffcly, but 
only so. Most meritorious Is a brief dance by 
Bennett and Lulu Mitchell, later almost du- 
plicated In a scene during the burlesque. Helen 
Deianey also engaged Mitchell In a dance, more 
contortion than pantomimic; and the chorus 
girls by their lonesomes put up a brave two- 
step and glide to their credit In the bur- 
lesque, Billy 8. Newton gets over a hit of 
measurable proportions as a "simp" train - 
announcer, probably the most distinctive piece 
of work In all the show. The costuming fairly 
passes when compared with the wardrobe many 
other principals and choruses have paraded 
this season. Some of the numbers are gaudily 
dressed but none take on especial showing In 
either material or designs. The numbers are 
frequently introduced, and nearly every prin- 
cipal, male and female, has a chance to lead. 
A number by the chorus girls, with one leading, 
takes eight of the participants Into the aisle 
and back; like ether attempts at giving a part 
of the show off the stage. It brings nothing and 
doesn't belong. Down at the very close "Queen 
of the Nile" Introduces the girls In Oriental 
trimmings to break the Ice for an energetic 
and sinuous "coocher" who follows In to fever 
up the atmosphere. Just who she Is doesn't 
matter and the program Is silent; but she's a 
tiny dynamo of sensuousness, that's sure. 

WALT. 



SITTNBR'S (Paul Slttner. mgr. ; agent, 
8.-C.).— Monday evening found Slttner's with 
a capacity attendance, the rain that fell Just 
before theatre hour stopping long enough to 
allow the audience to dodge the drops and 
seek comfort In the cosy little playhouse. The 
house still holds Its record for good shows, 
this, week's being up to the standard. The 
Bramsons opened, with an exceptionally clever 
hoop-rolling act, one which held interest 
throughout the whole routine of well-executed 
tricks. Man and woman compose the turn. 
Ruble Marlowe and her dandy voice make a 
good combination. Monday evening Ruble 
sang "Down by the Old Mill Stream" and 
"Give My Regards to Mabel," the last Is old, 
but Ruble put It over. Le Page and Mahr 
are two girls who leave a pleasing Impression. 
The act contains too much singing. Some 
could be given over to the classy high kicking 
that one of the duo puts' over with ease, and 
a little more of It could be placed In, when 
the girls might call It dancing and become a 
riot. One of the young women makes an at- 
tractive-looking boy, which she Impersonates 
splendidly, using a song and a bit of talk 
which went home. They got away safely and 
finished with a good, wide margin to their 
credit. Eugene Ellsworth and Edna Earle 
Linden started the real laughs of the evening 
with a comedy sketch, "His Day Off." Jere 
San ford's yodelling and whistling met with 
approval. Ethel Whiteside and her "Picks" 
were the headllners. Ethel and her "Picks" 
ran away ahead of the rest, and grabbed off 
top honors easily. Captain Plckards Seals 
proved a good hold-In number. He closed the 
show without losing any of the audience. The 
Northslders have been receiving rare little 
treats lately, for they are seeing shows near- 
ly as good as some of the big houses flash. 

H. R. 



the role created by Wallie Eddlnger In New 
York. 



"The Yankee Doodle Girls" are at the Folly, 
playing under the title of "High School Girls." 
At the Alhambra, "The Bon Tons," with Mil- 
He De Leon as an added attraction, are In 
evidence. Both shows appeared at these houses 
during the preliminaries of the regular 
"wheel" season. 



Bert Felbleman came to the Olympic with 
Augustus Thomas to help start "The Member 
From Osark" on Its way last Sunday, and The 
Friars Club has been left to run Itself. 



Ethel Robinson has booked the Don Phlll- 
plno Band for the National Dairy Show at the 
Coliseum, week 20, and will provide the en- 
tertainment for the Evanston Firemen's Be- 
nevolent Association the first week in De- 
cember. 

The Five Oaffney Girls are playing their 
new act over W. V. A. time. Lew Williams 
and Co. are putting on a new sketch In this 
vicinity. 

Richard Carle will leave the Cort with 
"Jumping Jupiter" In another week, going to 
Pittsburg. On 17, "Bobby Burnlt" rewritten 
by its author, Wlnchell Smith, will be given 
another production, with Thomas W. Rosa In 



Ezra Kendal], Jr.. Is working for Earl J. 
Cox. He plays the Century the last half of 
this week. 



Zoe Barnett. now In "The Sweetest Girl In 
Paris," at the La Salle, will be in the cast of 
'"Jingo Boo" when John Cort produces the 
Leo Dletrlchsteln - Vincent Bryan - Arthur 
Pryor musical piece at the Cort, following 
"Bobby Burnlt." 

Kingston and Thomas are playing Miller's 
bookings for the W. V. A., after making a 
start for "Tlnk" Humphries in Rockford. 

Frank Blgelow, of the Blgelow Twins, who 
were In vaudeville a couple of seasons ago, 

filaylng "A Brace of Partridges," Is confined 
n the Cook County Hospital's surgical ward, 
helpless from the waist up because of In- 
juries received when he wa» held up and 
robbed In Chicago eighteen months ago. He 
was found unconscious, suffering from a blow 
on the back of his neck. Released from the 
hospital as cured, he subsequently waa com- 
pelled to return for treatment. It waa found 
that a spinal Injury waa likely to afflict him 
for life, but the Indications now indicate an 
eventual cure. He will be confined In the 
hospital for some months to come, and would 
appreciate messages or visits from his pro- 
fessional friends. 

Dsn Sherman Is playing this week at the 
Kedile, the first act Manager Malcomb has 
ever tried for a full week. Sherman la doing 
"A Jay Circus," his other act. "The Battle of 
San Dago." being also In this vicinity with 
Jim De Forrest playing Sherman's old role. 
Nov. 20, Dan Joins an 8.-C. show for the cir- 
cuit starting at Cincinnati. There will be 
special paper for each act, and Sherman will 
be manager of the show. Although he Is de- 
cidedly In It as a showman, Sherman still 
keeps his eye on his Long Island town lots; 
and to further protect his Interest, he was 
notified last Sunday of his reappointment as 
a deputy sheriff for Central Park, Nasssu Co., 
N. Y. 



The President Theatre's safe was blown and 
robbed of about $500 last Sunday night by 
yeggmen, who are still at large. The night 
watchman was overpowered and locked In a 
dressing room. 

For the fourth and final week of the Police- 
men's Benefit at Orchestra Hall, William Mor- 
ris Is supplying this bill: Wills Holt Wake- 
field, LeRoy and Clayton, Felix and Calre, 
Tom Brentford. Godlowlskl Troupe, Paul Gor- 
don, Laredo and Blake. 

The Grand formerly the Elgin Opera House, 
has been overhauled at a cost of $8,000. It 
will be booked as a combination house, play- 
ing three days of vaudeville and three days 
of one night attractions. Mgrs. Thleland and 
Prlckett claim they will have the house open- 
ed by Oct. 15. Chas. Doutrick will book 
the acts, William Newman will be Manager. 

"The Gambler" stays at the Lyric until 20 
and on the following Monday opens for an 
Indefinite run at the Maxlne Elliott, New York. 
The new Klein play Is much liked by the local 
critics. 



Coney Holmes has secured the bookings for 
the Majestic, Portsmouth, and the Grand, 
Kenton, O. : he will also book aots in the 
Grands at Connorsvllle and New Castle, Ind. 
The Family, Indianapolis, now booked by 
the W. V. A., Is owned by the same man who 
controls the two other Indiana theatres, snd 
will probably be booked by Holmes after 17. 

Roy Sebree may take charge of the Sa.atoga 
Hotel before Jan. 1. 



Watterson Rothacker. locally concerned In 
theatrical newspaper work, has organized a 
new concern to project an Innovation In ad- 
vertising. Moving pictures will form the basis 
of his scheme, which soon goes Into operation 
here and if the experiment works out other 
cities will be covered. 



Edmund von Hatzfeldt, father of Countess 
Von Hatzfeldt, known to vaudeville, has en- 
tered suit for divorce In Evansvllle, Ind., 
where he Is employed as foreman of a cigar 
factory. Von Hatzfeldt and his wife have lived 
spart for nearly ten years. 

Frank Garagus, an old circus car-manager, 
took the advance of "The Man of the Hour," 
at Bloomlngton, Ind.. last week. 

Richard L. Cressy, known prominently some 
years ago In Chicago theatricals, has arranged 
to open a 10-20 vaudeville house In close 

proximity to the Wilson Ave. 1,000 capacity. 



"Theresa Be Mine," stays but two weeks at 
the Chicago Opera House, its hoped-for long 
run terminating next Saturday night, 9 'Three 
Million Dollars" will be presented with May 
Boley, Grace Grlswold, Dorothy Brenner, John 
Ford, Geo. Lydecker and Louis A. Simon. 

SITTNERS (Paul Sittner, mgr.; agent, S-C) 
—The Bramsons, Le Paige and Marr, Ellsworth 
ind Linden, Jere San-ford, Ethel Whiteside and 
Picks, Plksrds Seals. 

AMERICUS (Earl Cox, agent).— Rees Trio, 
Pauline Dempsey, James and James, D'Almas 
Animals, Thomas and Ryan, Von Kaathaven 
Quartette, Leon and Bertie Allen. 

AMERICAN (Earl Cox, agent).— Qua and 
Marlon Kohl, Claire Woolfe, Von Kaathaven 
Quartette, Morris and Kramer, Anna Palmer, 
Edwards dogs, ponies and monkeys. 

COLUMBIA (Earl Cox, agent).— Kavanaugh, 
Bannister Sisters, Mad Miller, Brown, Busn 
and Co., Hanlon and Walsh, Gus and Marlon 
Kohl, Eddie Erb. Plerson and Joel, Claire 
Woolfe, Knight. Raymond and Co. 

GRAND (Earl Cox, agent). — Clayton Jones. 
Cumby and Thomas, Wilson and Wilson, 
Walker and Taylor. 

FRANKLIN (Earl Cox, agent). — Clark 
Bros., Four Musical Claysons, Doc Holland, 
Dunbar and Turner, Kolar and Kolar. Ban- 
nister Sisters, Hanlon and Walsh, CUffton- 
Allen Co. 

CENTURY (Earl Cox, agent).— Don Bester 
Trio, Jean Cunningham, Gloria Dare, Morris 
and Kramer, Personl and Halladay. Ezra 
Kendall, Dunbar and Turner, Bessie Leonard, 
the Hoeys, D'Almas animals. 

COLISEUM (Earl Cox, agent).— Boble Boyd, 
Pearl Lester, Larkins and Burns, Jean Cun- 
ningham, Dunbar's goats, Doc Holland. 

KEDZIE (W. B. Malcomb, mgr.; agent, 
W. V. A.). — Brown Bros, Geo. Hlllman, Sher- 
mand and De Forrest, the Aldines, Henrietta 
Byron (last half). 

CIRCLE (Balabon Bros., mgrs.; agent, W. 
V. A.).— Barln and Barln, Williams-Thomp- 
son and Co., Bandy and Fields, Diamond Com- 
edy Four (last half). 

GRAND (Geo. B. Le Vee, mgr. ; agent, W. 
V. A.).— Summers and Stork, Grace Ayers, 
Florence Wilson, Relffe and Relffe, "Battle 
of San Dago" (last half). 



REPUBLIC (Chas. Koester, mgr.; agent, 
S-C.).— Norris Baboons, Zeno and Mandel, Bess 
Andrea. George Highland, Rand and Byron. 
Bunth and Rudd, Mann and Franks, Somers 
and Paige, Ethel Pearl Mitchell, Bill Conklln. 

WHITE PALACE (Kenneth Fltspatrlck, 
mgr.; agent, S-C.).— Bill Conklln, Ethel Pearl 
Mitchell, Somers and Paige, Mann and Franks, 
Bunth and Rudd, Rand and Byron, George 
Highland, Bess Andrea, Zeno and Mandel, 
Norris' Baboons. 

JULIAN (J. G. Condermann, mgr.; agent, 
William Morris).— The Lelande, Alice Clark, 
Adelaide Kelm and Co., W. J. McDermott, 
Little Alright and Wife. 

PRESIDENT (I. A. Levlnson, mgr.; agent. 
William Morris).— Four Cook Sisters, The Ray- 
monds, Frank Bush, Animated Doll Lorraine, 
Fred Zobedle, Mittu Dumltreschu Troupe, Lee 
Beegs and Co., Davey and Pony Moore, Musi- 
csl Cralgs. 

LINDEN (Chas. Hatch, mgr.; agent, William 
Morris).— Ethel Darr. John Chlnesee Leach, 
Musical Cralgs. Kramer and Willlard, Lam- 
bert Bros., Lorraine the Animated Doll, Four 
Cook Sisters, Fred Zozedle, Whitehead and 
Glerson, Marcus snd Ardell. 

GRAND (George B. Le Vee, mgr.; agent, 
W. V. M. A.).— Battle of San Dago, Somers 
and Storke, Grace Ayers, Re Iff, Clayton and 
Relff, Florence Wilson. 

SCHINDLER'S (L. Schindler, mgr.; agent, 
W. V. M. A.).— Carter and Waters. . De Hollis 

Snd Valors, Hayes and Wynn, Mart Fuller, 
wain's Cockatoos. 

LYDA (George Hlnes, mgr.: agent, W. V. 
M. A.).— Lewln Martel Trio, Byers and Her- 
man, Harry Richards and Co., Kate Watson, 
Howard and Bernard. 

ASHLAND (Al. H. Wledner, mgr.; agent. 
W. V. M. A.).— Nick and Lyda Russell, Shock 



and De Arville, Frevola, Malone Mack and 
Malone. The Weston Co., Knight and Deyer, 
Tom Linton's Cannibal Maids. 

BUSH TEMPLE (Walter Shaver, mgr.; 
agent, W. V. M. A.).— Archie Faulk, The Mil- 
liards, Knight and Deyer, Tom Linton's Can- 
nibal Maids, Somers and Storke, Louis Stone, 
Denton and Le Bauf. 

ARCH (George L. Brown, mgr. ; agent, W V. 
M. A.).— Musical Storey, Lillian Carson Co., 
Louise Stone, Denton and Le Bauf, Mick and 
Lyda Russell, Sheck and De Arville, Archie 
Faulk, Swain's Cockatoos. 

VICTORIA (W. V. M. A., agents).— Van 
Child, A'Hearn and Reader, De Snones Kids, 
Earl Glrdella. The Elliotts. 

VIRGINIA (J. V. Rltchey, mgr.; agent. W. 
V M. A.).— Frank Dunne, Mae Taylor, Gertie 
De Mont, Donald Graham. 

PASTIME (Agents, W. V. M. A.).— The El- 
liotts, Wentz Bros., Herbert De Veau, Tender- 
hoe, Chatham Sisters. 

SAN FRANCISCO 

By LESTER FOUNTAIN. 

VARIETY'S Office, 

908 Market Street 
ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— Tom Smith and his Three Peaches 
flopped badly, opening the performance, giv- 
ing the show a poor start. "Baaeballltls" 
finished slowly, not helping the start The 
Neapolitans did well, but not as well aa acts 
of this description usually do. Maurice Free- 
man and Co. aroused the first real Interest 
and applause of the evening. Fred Singer, 
in "The Violin Maker of Cremona," was 
highly approved. Rock and Fulton started 
slowly, but picked up as they went along; 
knocked out a sure-enough hit Howard and 
Howard received a hurrah greeting and 
cleaned up the hit of the program. Work 
and Ower made a capital closing number, 
and went through strong. 

NATIONAL (Zlck Abrams, mgr. ; agent. 
S-C). —Very good bill. Hughes Musical Trio 
started off slowly, closing to liberal applause. 
Cora Stlmpson did very well, although much 
of her talk went up In the air. Leroy and 
Harvey, following the picture, hit their stride 
quickly and proved a scream. Lester and 
Moure were upheld by the male end of the 
team. Woman should Improve her dressing. 
L. Wolf Gilbert started slowly, and never re- 
covered. "Tl\e Aeroplane Girl," nicely han- 
dled, big success. 



CHUTES (Ed. Levy, mgr.; agent, Pantages 
direct).— Christy and Lee can Improve with 
snappier working. Chester and Jones, nicely 
dressed dancing act, went over big. Cameron 
and Flanagan, thoroughly enjoyable, did 
splendidly. Paris Green corraled first honors. 
Four Regals, very good. Maud Rockwell came 
across with a solid success. Six Musical 
Splllers made a good closing number for a 
good all-around bill. 

WIGWAM (Sam Harris, mgr.; agent, S.-C). 
Mile. Olive was well rewarded for Juggling. 
Stuart Kollins and his Banjo Girls appre- 
ciated. Maxwell and Dudley scored. Stokes 
and Ryan passed on dancing. Savoy Band, 
fair. Martini and Maximilian, hit Leonard, 
Louis and Gillette closed to hearty applause. 

AMERICAN (James Pilling, mgr. ; agent. 
S.-C). — Mediocre bill. The Leons. bar acro- 
bats, did well. Al. Lawrence started slow, 
but picked up at the finish. Agnes Mahr, 
handicapped by poor offering, not worthy of 
her. Jim Post and Co., musical comedy, 
proving drawing power. Offering Is too quiet, 
however. Needs rough comedy. 

Myrtle Vlctorlne and the Two Zolars will 
split this week. The Zolars will remain In 
this vicinity, Myrtle finishing the act's present 
tims on the Pantages Circuit, as a "single." 



MANY THANKS 

To my friends 
Who so very kindly remembered me daring my recent Illness. 

JENIE JACOBS 



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The American Travesty Stars, which close 
at the American Oct. 1, have abandoned their 
intention of going to Salt Lake City and Den- 
ver. Instead the company will go to the Pick- 
wick, San Diego, for an indefinite stay. 

The latest Is that the new GraUman house 
will open Nov. 20. No line at this time as to 
the attractions that will go Into the house. 

The continuous vaudeville and m. p. houses 
playing straight and split week bookings are 
all doing a thriving business. 

Bad weather and a show not up to their 
average standard has made the ultimate result 
of the raising of prices at the Chutes proble- 
matical. 



It is rumored that the management of Tait's 
Cafe Is contemplating installing several vau- 
deville features weekly. At present there is 
no evidence of a stage being erected, although 
several acts are reported as expected to arrive 
here from the east. 



Warren At wood dropped In from New York 
last week opening at Dunn Bros, cafe pounding 
the Ivories. 



Sam Mendelsohn, of the Novelty, Vallejo, Is 
again playing vaudeville a "split week." 

Walter Whiteside Is scoring a triumph In 
"The Melting Pot" which has proven one 
of the most successful productions at the 
Savoy this season. 

Vaudeville at the Jose, San Jose, Is meeting 
with poor success. 

Rameses, the magician, a few mornings ago 
experienced considerable annoyance in being 
waited upon In one of the down town restaur- 
ants. He noticed that a couple arriving after 
him were waited upon first. Still patient, he 
still waited and while doing so thoughtlessly 
tossed a flash Same from his finger. A scream 
and a crash followed and the late arrival's 
breakfast lay upon the floor. Rameses says he 
will confine his fire throwing proclivities to the 
stage hereafter. 



Madame Jenny at the National this week, 
after the Sunday evening performances, sub- 
stituted a costume of a more quiet nature than 
the tights she wore upon the opening day. 
They proved rather startling even for a 
"Frisco" audience. 



Although the press has been most kind to 
"The Easiest Way" the play has failed to 
create any great stir of interest. 

Rawson and Clare are playing all the S.-C. 
time In this vicinity. They are now In their 
eighth week, with four more to fill before de- 
parting from the state. 



Henrietta Gores (Relsner and Cores) re- 
joined "hubby" this week after a pleasant va- 
cation spent upon her mother's ranch in 
Washington. 

The case against Tex Rickard, charging him 
with violating ordinance 701 by exhibiting 
moving pictures of the Johnson- Jeffries fight 
was dismissed 27, by Police Judge Shorthall. 
The judge expressed the opinion that the pic- 
tures did not exhibit sufficient brutality to 
come within the purview of the ordinance. 

Howard and Howard topping the bill at the 
Orpheum are cleaning up a riot at every Bhbw. 

A benefit performance will be given at the 
Columbia 10. by Henry Miller in "Her Hus- 
band's Wife" under the auspices of the 
Women's Auxiliary of the California Prison 
Committee for the purpose of maintaining and 
equipping the Golden Rule Hotel, where re- 
leased prisoners are to be sheltered upon their 
discharge from the penitentiary. 

At the last meeting of the Theatrical Stage 
Employes Union. Local 16. it was decided to 
hereafter devote ten per cent, of the Union's 
receipts to a relief fund for the aged and in- 
firm. A committee was appointed by Pres 
Geo. F. Sauer to take charge of the Fund and 
its disbursements. 



Sophie Tucker Jumps direct from Los Angeles 
to Spokane for her third consecutive trip over 
the Pantages Circuit opening 9. 



COLUMBIA (Gottlob A Marx, mgr. ; direc- 
tion K. A E.).— Henry Miller "Her Husband's 

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Cort.).— "The Prince of Pilsen." 

ALCAZAR (Belasco A Mayer, mgrs.: stock) 
—"The Barrier." 

PRINCESS (Sam Loverlch, mgr.). -Musical 
comedy dark. 

PORTOLA CAFE (Herman Hennansen, mgr 
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Leslie : Mllano Duo ; Madge Maltland ; Beatrice 
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BOSTON 

By J. GOOLTZ. 

VARIETY'S Boston Representative, 

80 Summer St. 

KEITH'S (Harry E. Gustin, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.).— Not for many moons has the bill 
of this week been surpassed here. Good 
weather and good attendance. Maximo, slack 
wire, very good opener; Alice Hanson and 
Gladys Bijou, pleased: Gordon Eldrld A Co., 
humorous sketch, went well ; Bowman Broth- 
ers, good; John W. Sherman's "Enchantment 
Mirror" Illusion (third week), good; Al White's 
"Jolly Jiggers" (three boys and three girls), 
lots of dancing, fine; Russell and Smith's Min- 
strels, five men blackface, minstrel set, great 
act ; Frank Fogarty, monolog, some enter- 
tainer; Bellclaire Brothers, hand-balancing, 
very fine act, closed show to great applause. 

Warren Church of the C. B. O., has added 
the Orpheum, Newburyport. Mass., to his list. 

Manager Sam Messing, who was loaned to 
the owner of the Lawrence theatre, New Lon- 
don, Conn., as temporary manager, is back on 
the Job at the Church office. 

May McDonald opens at Albany, N. Y.. 10, 
with ten weeks to follow on Qua Sun time. 

A certain Boston act was saved considerable 
trouble with the police authorltcs, when a 
certain Boston agent planked down $107 for a 
diamond ring that was purchased on "small 
time" and then payments cancelled. 

Fred Mardo has the Opera House, Plymouth, 
Mass. W. P. Hart, manager. 

Jeff Davis has connected for the Opera 
House. Taunton, Mass. He will begin his 
booking 10. Frank Le Due, manager. 

One of the distinctive features of the Me- 
chanics Exposition that opened at Mechanics 
building 3, and that will run until 29. is the 
Art Loan exhibit of paintings and statuary, 
valued at $1,000,000. 



the First Unlversalist Church of Brockton, 
have been Informed by Chief J. W. Whitney 
of the State Police that they can not produce 
their little playlet. 

The first complete performance in America 
of the first part of Granville Dantock's set- 
ting of the "Rubalyat of Omar Khayyam," 
took place In Worcester Hall, Worcester, last 
Friday night. This was the third concert 
of the Worcester Festival. Dr. Arthur Mees 
conducted. The solo parts were taken by 
Berrlck Van Norden (The Poet), Margaret 
Keyes (The Beloved), and Arthur Weld (The 
Philosopher). 

Percy French and Dr. Houston ColllsHon 
start their first American tour with an open- 
ing at Jordan Hall, Nov. 2, with unique re- 
citals. "Humor, Art and Music." J. C. Duff 
Is the producer and R. A. Barnet is munager 
of the tour. 



Lotta Crabtree, better known as Lottn. re- 
turned from a two weeks' visit to friends In 
New York. 



Grace E. Putnam, after passing the summer 
In New York city, has returned to the 
Boston Opera Company to resume her former 
position with Theodore Bauer, the press repre- 
sentative. 

After weeks of rehearsing, the children of 



C. Wesley Fraser. of the National office, was 
given a rousing reception by his friends on 
his return to town last Saturday. They also 
tendered him a dinner. The occasion was the 
granting of the New York agency license. 

"Diamond Lew" Walker Is al Brockton Fair 
with a girl show this week, for his twenty- 
fifth consecutive season at Hroekton. He and 
"Gold Button Bill" and "Hilly" Nelson, the 
snake man, are the veterans of "The Midway." 

Fire destroyed the Lyceum. Marblehead. 
Mass.. Sunday last, at 2..M n. m. ; many 
other buildings wero burned to the ground. 
It looked for a time as if the entire town 
might be destroyed. 

ORPHEUM (L. B. Boas, mgr : agent. L. B. 
O.).— Kenney and Hollis. Four Stewart Sisters, 
Lew Harvey, Carleton Sisters, Kelley and 
Asbby, Folsom, L. Sterling, Howard and Lln- 
der; pictures. 

HUH (Joe Mack, mgr.; agent, Fred Mardo).— 
Vlctorlna Troupe, Scbroeder's Three Trouba- 
dors, Ingram and Seeley, Contlno and Law- 
rence; pictures. 

SCENIC— EAST BOSTON (George Morrison, 
mgr.; agent. Fred Mardo).— Reed's Bull Ter- 
riers, Loring and Parquette. La Toy, Holmes 
and Holllston, Mason and Lee, John Laughlln; 
pictures. 



COLUMBIA (Harry Farren, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— "The Brigadiers." 

GAIETY (G. H. Batcheller, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— "New Marathon Girls" 

CASTLE SQUARE (John Craig, mgr.; agent, 
direct).— Stock, "The Crown Prince." 

CASINO (Charlea Waldron, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— "Ginger Girls." 

BOWDOIN SQUARE (Jay Hunt, mgr.; 
agents, Ed. Kelley, Phil Hunt and National). 
—Mrs. Jules Levey and Family, Julia Tracey, 
Ezl Trio, Wink and Davis, Raetus Brown and 
Harrison, DeForest. Dodge and King; pic- 
tures. 

HOWARD ATHENUM (Jay Hunt, mgr.; 
agents, Ed. Kelley and Phil Hunt).— "Dream- 
land Burlesquers." House bill. Marvelous 
Mells, Philips Sisters, Lester and Merrill, Mae 
Clark, Hallman and Murphy, Jennett Broth- 
ers, Mayo and Martin, Dalton and Dalton; 
pictures. 

SCENIC-CHELSEA (G. Grandberg. mgr.; 
agent, Fred Mardo).— Reeds, Pete McNulty, 
La Toy; pictures. 

GORDONS-CHELSEA (Gordon Bros., mgrs.; 
agent, Fred Mardo).— Polk and Polk, Earle and 
Bartlett; pictures. 

OLD SOUTH (Frank Brown, mgr.; agent, 
C. B. O.).— Joe Daniels, Orth and Lillian, 
Ellis and Elite, Smith and Kelley, Lawton, 
Harry Farrell, Bertha Rich, Harry Ashton; 
pictures. 

WASHINGTON (Frank Brown, mgr.; agent, 
C B. O.).— Hayter and Janet, Lewis Sisters, 
Mohler and Faytelle. William Morrlssey, Chan 
Toy, Jack Hayes, Prof. Corey, George Flckette; 
pictures. 

DREAM-REVERE (M. Aecbter, mgr.; agent, 
C. B. O.).— L'Alglon; pictures. 

BROADWAY— SOMERVILLE (Milt Wood- 
bury, mgr.; agent, Jeff Davis).— Ben Pierce, 
Bob McLaughlin, Tom KUleen, Sherman; pic- 
tures. 

IMPERIAL— SOUTH BOSTON (M. Lydon. 
mgr.; agent, Jeff Davis).— Kitty Bingham, Fred 
Plzano; pictures. 

POTTER HALL (0. E. Jones, mgr.; agent. 
Jeff Davis).— Eugene Sweet, Frederick Elmore; 
pictures. 

UNIQUE (H. Washburn, mgr.; agent. Jeff 
Davis).— Dave Nicholson, Bertha Holland, Jo- 
seph Smith, Billy Ashley; pictures. 

PALACE (M. Mosher. mgr.; agent, National). 
—Smith and Sparta, Frank Cullen, Nina Es- 
pey, Jean Ward, Dreano and Goodwin, Mur- 
phy and Lamar, Nat Wharton, Crowley and 
Crowley, Lillian Bender, Dale and Pearson, 
Palmer and Dockman, Varsity Trio; pictures. 

BEACON (Jacob Lourle, mgr.; agent Na- 
tional).— Eddie Foyer, Carr and Lauder, Henry 
Santos, Eddie Shaw. Kenney and Adams, Ber- 
pard and Hill, Gaine and Jones, Jack Clay ; 
pictures. 

PASTIME (M. Murphy, mgr.; agent, Na- 
tional).— John Phllbrlck, Fay Leslie, Floyd and 
Russell. Ed. Bonvltto; pictures. 

CONGRESS HALL— SOUTH BOSTON (Mr. 
SchlesBlnger, mgr.; agent, National). —-Lillian 
Coleson, Bill Hess; pictures. 

SUPREME— JAMAICA PLAIN (Mr. > Levey, 
mgr; agent, National).— Dave Lynn, Blossom 
Harris, Will Herbert, Anne Germani; pictures. 

STAR— SOMERVILLE (Mr. Adeteon, mgr.; 
agent, National).— Miss Sheldon, Miss Thayer, 
Gilmore, Morris Hart; pictures. 

OLYMPIA— SOUTH BOSTON (Mr. Wood- 
ward, mgr.; agent. National).— Will Herbert, 
Mr. Davis, Miss Redmond; pictures. 



PHILADELPHIA 

By UKOnUK M. YOUNU. 

KEITHS (H. T. Jordan, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.). — Hilly Van. the Squire of Oeorge's 
Mills, N. II., stopped work on the town reser- 
voir to fill a special engagement this week and 
grabbed off enough honors to keep him smil- 
ing during the remaining four weeks on the 
farm. Hilly and the Beaumont Sisters pre- 
sented "Props," scoring the biggest laughing 
hit at Keith's this season. There was plenty 
of comedy throughout the show. Fred St. 
Onge and Co. started It off nicely with their 
cycling turn, the girl with the shapely figure 
winning some Individual honors. Eddie Mack 
and Dot Williams filled the "No. 2" spot In 
good shape. Mack ha» built up a pleasing act 
around bis former single, and the pair were 
well received. Kenney, Nobody and Piatt 
have good talk, which they work Into laugh- 
ing matter, and their songs carried them 
through big. Karl Emmy's dog act did very 
well. The comedy secured with the little 
dog of the troupe kept the house amused, and 
the routine of nicely handled tricks were lib- 
erally rewarded. It made a very attractive 
number. Cordon and Mark made their first 
appearance. They are a clever pair of 
"Dutch" talk contortionists, and had pretty 
easy sailing from start to finish. A couple of 
parodies fitted in nicely, and the beer-ei- 
changing went as strong as if It were a new 
bit. The single sketch offered was "Nerve," 
presented by Charles Leonard Fletcher and 
Co. The principal merit lies in the fact that 
the playlet Is new in Its theme and construc- 
tion. The wide latitude In stage license In 
the many Impossibilities during the action 
(alls for skillful handling. Wlllette Whltaker 
scored a subsfantial hit, as usual. No singer 
who comes to this city can claim more honors 
than Miss Whltak'-r, and she was as warmly 
greeted as ever. She bad the usual assistance 
from F. Wilbur HIM. Following the hit mad« 



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TWO TELEGRAMS FROM 

SOPHIE TUCKER 
" A NGLE- \A/ O 



San Francisco, Cad., Sept. 16, 1910. 
"Ancle* Worm Wiggle" goes In Sunday. Looks like a sensation. Have gone to the 
expense of baying Jewelry so as to ftire the effect of a snake with hand movements. 
Will wire yon at once after the matinee. Best wishes. SOPHIE TUCKEB. 

San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 19, 1910. 
Song a sensation— biggest hit I have had In many months. All papers speaking of 
It. Better as I go along. Don't forget to boost It. Best wishes. SOPH1K TUCKKR. 



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"NIGHT AND DAY 

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Big March Hit. J. BRANDON WALSH and AL. W. BROWN. 



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J. B. WALSH and AL BROWER. Great Conversation Number. 

"AFTER THE ROUND UP" 



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Management of the Victor Kremer Co., bnt am now 
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Theatre laMaa, lew Tsrk 

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Ireai tiff a tout MMtat. OHIOAOO 



by the Van act, the Four Londons put a tip- 
top finish to the show with their first-class 
casting act. They work without much stall- 
ing, and have a routine of showy and cleverly 
executed tricks. 



BIJOU (Joseph Dougherty, mgr. ; agent, 
U. B. 0.).— The vaudeville policy at low 
prices appears to have struck a popular chord 
at this house. Tuesday, a Jewish holiday, the 
afternoon audience was almost capacity, there 
being standees on the first floor and balcony, 
while the gallery was well filled. The prices 
range from 6 to 20 In the evening, and 5 to 
10 for matinees. The management is making 
a strong bid for patronage. This week's bill 
was a corker for the money. Mile. D'Lora 
opened the show with a neatly framed con- 
tortion act. Joe Kelcy pleased with his songs, 
but did not get very far with his talk. One 
verse of his "Brave Man" song should not 
have been used, and If he expects to advance 
he should work along stralghter lines, for 
his comedy Is very much strained. Hanvey, 
Coakley and Dunlevy presented the minstrel 
act formerly used by Coakley, McBrlde and 
Subers, and made a substantial hit with It. 
The men sing well .together, and their solo 
numbers were warmly received. It makes a 
nice set for the small time. The Cycling 
Brunettes put over a rousing ai>plause-wlnner, 
the single wheel riding and comedy falls 
bringing liberal reward. It Is a big card, 
and was much appreciated. The act of the 
Musical Woods filled In nicely, and "BUllkin 
and his Fourteen Dancing Dolls," the feature, 
scored strongly. This Is one of the most pre- 
tentious acts of this kind offered on the Rmall 
time. It will probably not stay there. Shorty 
DeWitt has the principal role, and Is sur- 
rounded by some clever dancers. The "BUll- 
kin" number proved a big hit, and two of the 
girls led numbers pleasingly. The act Is 
badly named, for there Is nothing suggesting 
"Dolls" In the appearance or work of the 
girls. A reel of pictures was sandwiched be- 
tween all the acts, the subjects being varied 
and well chosen. The old Bijou, which has 
been used as a burlesque house for several 
seasons, offers a most Inviting appearance, 
being repainted and refurnished until it looks 
almost as well as It did when it was Keith's 
flrBt-class house. It should draw patronage 
with the bills offered, and under the direction 
of Manager Dougherty. 



PALACE (Jules E. Aronson, mgr. ; agent, 
H. Bart McHugh).— PleaBlng bill this week. 
"The Four Dancing Bugs" drew down a lib- 
eral share of the honors with their varied 
styles of stepping. The Spawns were nlso big 
applause winners with their singing and talk- 
ing act. They have a lot of good stuff, and 



make it score by the way they send It over. 
Russell and Cartomell offered a "sister act" 
along different lines than usual, and did very 
nicely. The finish Is the weak spot, the auto- 
mobile stuff getting nothing, and the girls 
could do much better by changing to the 
musical portion. From what talking they do, 
It might help to build up a snappy dialog. 
Kashima and Edgar are probably a foreign 
net. at least the attempts at comedy by the 
assistant suggests It strongly. The principal 
does juggling of high class, and has some 
showy tricks which he handles well. The act 
is built up after that of Cinquevalll, but the 
assistant's singing • detracts from the merit 
of It. Edith Arden offered a straight singing 
turn, making a very pleasing appearance, but 
she was handicapped by hoarseness and was 
forced to quit after Monday, May Healy tak- 
ing her place. Rice and Ladell and Hamlin, 
Dean and Hamlin both offered comedy acro- 
batic acts, reaching a fair point of success. 
Fields and Coco did nicely with their clean- 
cut hand and head balancing number, and 
McKesslck and Shadley, colored, did some 
singing and dancing. Pictures. 



VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum, mgr. ; agent. 
H. Bart McHugh).— The Royal Venetian Band 
of sixteen pieces headlined the bill and d!d 
very well with a varied program of selections 
and the much-burlesqued eccentric direction. 
Joe Lanlgon proved himself a corking good 
single for the small-time houses. He Is built 
like Al Carlton, and makes the "skinny guy 
stuff" the foundation for a lot of his talk, but 
It Is his well-written parodies that pulls him 
thorugh to a big hit. Marlon and Cleveland 
went through nicely with a mixture of singing 
and snappy talk. The woman Is an adept at 
feeding, and the two do their share In the 
vocal line. Another pleasing singing act was 
that of Lucy Tonge. She has a' strong voice, 
of good quality, and sings good songs. The 
Lansings, man and woman, have a showy 
"strong act," with a little contortion and 
acrobatics thrown In. It is nicely framed up 
and cleverly handled. Flossie Le Van won 
some favor with her kidding and one or two 
songs. Miss Le Van takes a good bit for 
granted and gets away with it well. The 
McDonald Brothers, comedy acrobats, Van 
Field, comedy juggler, and Fritz's Dogs were 
the other numbers on a well-liked bill. Pic- 
tures. 



The members of the Ninth and Arch Museum 
stock burlesque company put on "The Booking 
Office" as Amateur Night feature last week, 
and It was a riot to about fifty specially In- 
vited guests of the management. Fred Vice, 
as Hart McHugh, and Joe Wilton as Norman 
Jeffries, were the principals. The chorus did 
"try-outs" for the benefit of the agents. Some 
got Jobs, others were treated to a lunch oy 
"McHugh," while Irene McCord waB the only 
one to get anything out of "Jeff," and she 
"stuck him" for a lunch. Most of the others 
were told to "call back between 2 and 4," 
which Is as well known In Phllly as "I'll take 
It up" 1b In New York. 



Larry McCale, principal comedian of Fred 
Irwin's "Big Show," is trying to keep his 
mind in two places at once. One Is on the 
ehow, and the other at home, where Mrs. Mc- 
Cale (Ida Sturgls) Is awaiting the arrival of 
a new member of the family. 



WILLIAM PENN (Geo. Metzel, mgr. ; 
booked direct). — Wilfred Clarke and Co. ; 
Burkhardt, Flynn and Parker ; Braggaar 
Brothers ; Dorothy Manners ; Musical Hll- 
bronners ; Al Leonhard. 

PARK (F. O. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger, mgr.; 
agent, Nlxon-Nlrdllnger Vaudeville Agency). 
—Four Saxonlans ; Ward and Cullen ; Two 
Hardts ; Douglas West Co. ; Wood's animals. 
Plcturen. 

PEOPLE'S (F. O. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger. mgr.; 
agent, Nlxon-Nlrdllnger Vaudeville Agency). 
— Al Haines and Julia Redmond; Sandford 
and Darlington; Doherty's poodles; Beauty 
and The Beast ; Pearl and Roth. Pictures. 



STANDARD (F. O. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger, mgr.; 
agent, Nlxon-Nlrdllnger Vaudeville Agency). 
John Zlmmer; Belle Carmen; The HUlmans; 
The Sharps; Cotter and Bouden. Pictures. 

FOREPAUQH'S (Miller ft Kaufman, mgrs.; 
agents, Taylor ft Kaufman). — Clinton Amos and 
Co.. Van Dora and Co., Zuhn and Drele; James 
Lichter. Pictures. 

OIRARD (Kaufman ft Miller, mgrs.; agents, 
Taylor ft Kaufman).— Clifford Dempsey and Co., 
Mad Daly and Co.; Lester, Laurie and Qulnn; 
Carl Statzer. Pictures. 

COLONIAL (F. Wolf, mgr.; agents, Taylor ft 
Kaufman).— Whirl's Four Harmonists, Enoch, 
Carl Dammann, Preston Sisters. Pictures. 

EMPIRE (Stanford ft Western, mgrs.; agents. 
Taylor ft Kaufman).— Examination Days, War- 
ren and Dale, Halleur and Halleur, Dolly 
Marshall; second half— Lowell and Esther 
Drew, Burgos and Clara, Dick Fox. Pictures. 

MANHEIM (Fuhrman Bros, mgrs.; agents, 
Taylor ft Kaufman).— Fisher Trio, Lowell and 
Esther Drew, Burgos and Clara, Dick Fox; 
second half— Warren and Dale, The Chameroys, 
Burke. Pictures. 

OEM (Anck ft Morris, mgrs.; agents, Taylor 
ft Kaufman).— Wenrlch and Waldron, Cham- 
roys, Hess and Hutt, Burke; second half— 
Leavitt and Falls. Dolly Marshall. Pictures. 

TWENTY-NINTH STREET PALACE (W. 
W. Kellner, mgr.; agents, Taylor ft Kaufman). 
—Pate Brothers, Leavitt and Falls, Edna Far- 
lowe; second half— Wenroch and Waldron, The 
Roberts, Marie Manning. Pictures. 

FRANKLIN (David S. Labell, mgr.; agents, 
Taylor ft Kaufman).— Yamamoto Brothers, 
Marie Manning, The Roberts, Jack Marshall; 
second half— Pate Brothers, Halleur and Hal- 
leur, Edna Farlowe. Pictures. 

PLAZA (Charles Oelschlager, mgr.; agent, 
H. Bart McHugh).— Van Harding, The Plottls, 
Pierce and Mazle, Loro and Payne and Deltor- 
relll and Ollssando. 

GLOBE (T. «. Howard, mgr.; agent, H. Bart 
McHugh).— Deyo, Herman Crystal, Carver and 
Oliver and The Manbirds; last half— Beltrah 
and Beltrah, Wills and Ransley, Brooks and 
Wilson. 

AUDITORIUM.— (W. H. Herkenrelder, mgr.; 
agent, H. Bart McHugh).— Brooks and Wilson. 
Wynema and Whirlwind, and Geehand and 
Carsou; last half— Haney and Son, Herman 
Crystal, and Emmett and Lower. 

GREAT NORTHERN (M. Oreenawald, mgr.; 
agent, H. Bart McHugh).— Gregolre and El- 
mlna, Four Singers, Morgan Brothers, Bond 
Morse; last half— Mantells, Juice Harron, The 
Marshalls and Halson Boys. 

GERMANTOWN (Dr. Stumpeflg, mgr.; 
agent, Chas. J. Kraus).— Palmer and Lewis; 
Mezumo Japs, Oaylor and Wiltse, Du Moullen, 
Harland and Robinson: second half— Muelcal 
Santley, Hay Handy. Burton's dogs, Frledland 
and Clark, Annie Miller. Pictures. 

FIFTY-SECOND STREET (Geo. Bothwell, 
mgr.; agent, Chas. J. Kraus).— Musical Sant- 
ley, Geehan and Spencer, Four Masons. Annie 
Miller; second half— Du Moullen, Gaylor and 
Wiltse, Palmer and Lewis, Mezuma Japs. Pic- 
tures. 

AURORA (Donnelly ft Collins, mgrs.; agent 
Chas. J. Kraus).— Ralph Kltner, Boydell Duo, 
Mr. and Mrs. H. Stockton, Princess Bonita; 
second half— Knapp Brothers, Tom Harris, Ada 
Wagner and Co., Harris Twins. Pictures. 

BROAD STREET CASINO (J. Long, mgr.; 
agent. Chas. J. Kraue).— Knapp Brothers, Har- 
ris Twins. Tom Harris; second half— Ralph 
Kltner, Boydell Duo, Roland and Robinson. 
Pictures. 

HIPPODROME PALACE (J. Segal, mgr • 
agent. Chas. J. Kraus).— Billy McDermottl 
Conroy and Jones. Teddy Osburn; second half- 
Frank York, Francis Robinson, Renzetta Ly- 
man and Webb. Pictures. 

MAJESTIC— CAMDEN (Wra. Valll, mgr • 
agents, Stein A Leonard. Inc.).— Larigdon ft 
Morris, Miss Sussle Sutton, Jones, Williams 
and Co.. Swisher and Evons, Smith and Eaton 
Maud Douglas. 

MAJESTIC (Alex. Miller, mgr.; agents, Stein 
ft Leonard, Inc.).— R. G. Tompson, Inners ft 
Inners Corbett and Foresster, The Stllsons, 
Little Langton. Bernard and Harris 

CRYSTAL PALACE (D. Bayllnson, mgr.; 
agents, Stein ft Leonard, Inc.).— Bernard and 
Harris, Swisher and Evons, The Burkes and 



Mike. Quaker City Minstrels, The Rozarffs, 
Langton and Morris. 

7TH ST. CRYSTAL PALACE (S. Morris, 
mgr.; agents Stein ft Leonard, inc.).— Diamond 
and Cameron, Barry and Penman. 

ALEXANDER (Mr. Alexander, mgr.; agents, 
Stein ft Leonard, Inc.).— Bert and Irene Jack, 
The Gaberts, Quaker City Minstrels, R. W. 
Denney, La Temples, Van Frank. 

FAIRHILL PALACE (C. Stangel, mgr.; 
agents, Stein ft Leonard, Inc.).— Wells and 
Daly, Richard Bros. 

WOODLAND AVE. PALACE (M. Benn, 
mgr.; agents. Stein ft Leonard, Inc.).— Lottie 
Hamilton, Anton and Brenon, S. Baker. 

MAJESTIC PALACE (J. Berger, mgr.; 
agents, Stein ft Leonard, lac.).— Rosebud Sis- 
ters, Harvard and Cornell, Eaton and Smith, 
Rae Bally, Stanley and Barr, Five Gold Dust 
Twins, Lottie Hamilton. 

LYRIC AMUSEMENT PALACE (J. H. Cum- 
berland, mgr.; agent, Geo. E. Scott).— Rhodes 
Marionettes, Fred Whitney, Dennette Sisters, 
Burtlno, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Variety Trio. 
Pictures. 

MUSEE (Agent, Geo. E. Scott).— The Cas- 
pers, DUks and Dllks. Pictures. 

PAVONIA (Agent, Geo. E. Scott).— Burtlno 
Casters. Pictures. 

CASINO (Ellas and Koenlg, mgrs.).— Fred 
Irwin's "Big Show." 

TROCADERO (Sam M. Dawson, mgr.).— Pat 
White's "Gaiety Girls." 

ST. LOUIS 

By FRANK E. ANFENGER. 

COLUMBIA (Frank Tate, mgr.; agent. Or- 
pheum Circuit).— Sally Fisher, in splendid 
voice and handsomer than ever, beadllner, 
singing a repertoire of her own songs and a 
hit. Ida O'Day and Co. In "Cinders," and 
Mr. and Mrs. Jlmmle Barry In "At Hensfoot 
Corners," both excellent sketches. Others on 
pleasing bill are Mareena, Nevaro and Ma- 
reena, equilibrists ; Diero, piano accordionist ; 
Burns and Fulton ; Warren and Blanchard, 
local boys and favorites, and Tyler and Bur- 
ton, skaters. 

PRINCESS (Dan S. Flshell, mgr.; agent. 
William Morris). -"Paris By Night," scored 
signal success; Charles Case and Ed Blondell 
and Co., race for the laughs. Keough and 
trances, and Raymond and Flail, clever teams 
Cadleux, wire; Harry Mayo, basso; Hall and 
Earl, "Four Singing Girls," quartet of fair 
St. Louisans, being tried for Morris time and 
making very good. 

STANDARD (Leo Relchenbach, mgr.)- 
Mlner's "Americans," Slmonds. 

GAYETY (Frank V. Hawley, mgr.).— "The 
College Girls." 

COLONIAL (Harry R. Overton, mgr.) — 
Kelfer and Klein; Al Gillette; Pearl Stevens- 
Four Dlxons; C. A. Bradley; Flying Valen- 
tines. 

AMERICAN (John Flemmlng, mgr.).— Han- 
Ion's "Superba." 

Suburban Garden Casino opened Saturday 
with Tyrolean Singers and vaudeville will be 
booked all winter. 



The St. Charles theatre Is a new nickelodeon 
about to open at Broadway and St Charles 
It has a balcony. 

It Is rumored the Sbuberts are Becking a 
location at Grand and Olive street, owing to 
the success of the new Princess. 

ATLANTIC CITY 

My I. R. PULASKI. 

YOUNGS PIER (W. E. Shackelford, mgr.; 
agent, Ben Harris through U. B. 0.).-UelIe 
Blanche songs, hit; Gene Hughes ft Co.. In 
•Cartrlght You're Allrlght" (New Acts); Ten 
Brooke ft Henry, songs and comedy, very 
good; Altus Bros club Juggling, clever, went 
big; Emlle Subers, (New Acts); Jlmmle 

? U I«h* ^ Wlr f.', c i ever ; Harr y * Hatt «o Beldon. 
s. and d., liked. 

SAVOY (Harry Brown, mgr.; agent direct). 
— orace D e Mar, character songs, excellent; 



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BALTIMORE. 

SAVOY (Sol. J. Saphler. mgr.; agent, Wm. 
Morris).— Wish Wynee, delighted with char- 
acter songs Fields and I^ewis. big Boream ; 
Mile. Aurora, good ; Mr. and Mrs Jack Wyatt. 
clever ; Warner and Lakewood, fair ; Lazard 
Trio. Interesting ; La Belle Nello, excellent ; 
Gordon Bros., novel. 

OAYETY (Wm. L. Ballauf, mgr.).— "Troca- 
deros." 

MONUMENTAL (Monty Jacobs, mgr.).— 
"Bohemians." 

WILSON (M. L. Scharbley, mgr. : agent. Joe 
Wood).— Allen, Delmann and Allen; Franz 
Melsel ; Rlckrode ; Morgan and Meyers ; Flor- 
ence Clark. 

VICTORIA (Chas. E. Lewis, mgr. ; agent, 
Wm. Josh Daly).— Sasha Gordlen ; Springer 
and Church; Rich and Rich. Second half- 
Royal Italian Four ; Bell Jeanette ; Totlto & 
Co. ; Bohenberger Bros. LARRY. 

BEAUMONT, TEX. 

PEOPLE'S (Cox & McLean, mgrs. ; agent, 
Chas. E. Hodklns ; rehearsal Monday 1. .'«>). — 
Week 2ft, Hyan and Manning, s & d. excel- 
lent ; Elsie Laredau, comedienne, very good ; 
Hengal and Taylor, pleased ; John Westbrook, 
whistler, good ; Sllveno & Co., shadowgraph, 
headllners and hit. 



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107 Bell Block. 

KEITH'S COLUMBIA (II. K. Shocklcy. mgr.; 
agent, U. If. O. ; Sunday rehearsal 10).— An- 
other great bill. Four Piccolo Midgets, opened, 
neat act; Hanlon Bros., big McDonald, Craw- 
ford and Montrose, very good ; Ward and 
Curran, very funny Grapewin and Chance, 
very big; Alexander and Scott, great, the best 
ever; Charlotte Parry, scored; Blxley and 
Fink, big hit but some of the work "rough"' ; 
Maud and Gladys Finney, very good. 

EMPRESS (Edward Shields, mgr agent. S- 
C. Sunday rehearsal 10).— Stubblefleld Trio, 
excellent ; Lang and May, good ; 3 American 
Trumpeters, hit Stephen, Grattan & Co. 
scored ; Merrltt & Love, big ; Pelham, fea- 
tured. 

AMERICAN (Harry Hart, mgr.; direct. Mon- 
day rehearsal 0.30).— Juggling .lordans ; Royd 
and Moran ; Tom Grimes * Co. ; J. Amedio ; 
Millar Brothers ; Hawaiian Quartet ; Bristol's 
Ponies. 

ROBINSON'S (Sam Rose, mgr. ; agent, 
Coney Holmes; Monday rehearsal 10).— Count- 
ess Leontlne. good ; Two Colrmans. banjolsts. 
excellent; Harold Dixon, comedian, good; 
Ix)gan and Bert, pood ; Delia Rtacey & Co., 
good. 

PEOPLES (J. E. Fcnnessy. mgr.).— The 
Ducklings, good show, but too much "Salomo." 

STANDARD (Frank J. Clements, house 
agent).— "The Behman Show." big hit, but 
not up to last season's extraordinary high 
standard. 



The Vaudette has discontinued vaudeville, 
giving a straight picture show. 

WALKER. 



BRIDGEPORT, CONN. 

POLI'S (L. D. Oarvey. mgr. ; agent. U. B. 
O. ; rehearsal Monday 10).— William Robertus 
and dog. good ; Carbrey Bros., dancers, much 
liked ; Morton and Moore, good ; Elphye Snow- 
den and Earl Bcnham. big hit ; Mona Ryan * 
Co. In "Handcuffed." very good : Goldsmith 
and Hoppe. In "The Commercial Drummer." 
well received : Bounding Gordons, good 

EMPIRE (B. Dobbs. mgr. ; rehearsal Mon- 
day lO.riO).— Haskell & Docuet. Co.. musical, 
good; Mary Davis, comedienne, pleasing; Ital- 
ian Trio, very good; Harry Williams, fair; 
Eccentric Four, good. 

camoe\7 n. J. 

BROADWAY ( W. B. McCallum. mgr.; agt. 
U. B. O.).— Adams Brothers; Allda Morris; 
Rawls and Von Kaufman : Lewis and Casey : 
Elsie Durand and Four Empire Girls; I-ioncy 
Haskell ; Kreurka Bros. Pictures. 



COLUMBUS, O. 

KEITH'S (W. W. Prosser. mgr. : agent. U. 
B. O. ; Monday rehearsal 10.30).— Tusr-ano 
Bros., fine ; Karl, fair ; Van Dyck and Fern, 
pleasing: Scott and Keane. entertaining; Swor 
and Mack, hit : Julius Steger and Co., merit- 
orious ; Columbia Comedy Four, excellent ; 

Zeno, Jordan and Zeno. good. GRAND (Jack 

Levy, mgr. ; agent. Coney Holmes ; Monday 
and Thursday rehearsal 1 1 .'WD .—Virginia 
Elaine, nico dancer; Davis and Callahan, fair; 
Smith and Sumner, pleased ; Paul Paulus, 
liked : Chas. Swain's Trained Rats and Cats, 
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ELMIRA, N. Y. 

HAPPY HOUR (O. H. Van Demark. mgr.; 
agent, U. D. O. ; Monday rehearsal 11).— Car- 
tel le Bros., well received ; Cole and Hastings, 
good ; John J. Cronln, good ; Byron and Clare, 

interesting ; Deodata, excellent. FAMILY 

(Max Sherman, mgr. ; agents, Buckner & 
Shea; Monday rehearsal 10)— Jack Seymour, 
fine ; Mildred Flora, pleased ; Fox and Clark, 
laughable. J. M. BEERS. 



ERIE, PA. 

ALPHA (E. H. Suerken, mgr.; agent, Loew ; 
rehearsal Monday 10). — Golden and Hughes, 
excellent : Darwin Karr A Co., big laugh ; La 
Voiles, clever ; Lora, Maid of Mystery, won- 
derful memory ; Rose Berry, big hit. 

COLONIAL (A. P. Weschler. mgr.; asst. 
mgr., C. R. Cummins, agent, Ous Sunr. rehear- 
sal Monday 10).— Juggling Barretts, very 
clever: "Noblest Roman of Them All," amus- 
ing ; Gild en Sisters, big ; Millets Models, fine ; 
Dewar's Comedy Circus, big laugh. 

HAPPY HOUR (D. H. Connelly, mgr.; 
agent. Geo. Ver Beck).— Juggling Thorns, 
clever ; Billy Klelmer, good. 

M. H. MIZENER. 



HARTFORD (Fred P. Dean, mgr.; agent, 
James Clancy ; rehearsal, Monday and Thurs- 
day, 11).— 8-5, Eva Williams and Four Picks, 
s 4b d. went big; Pike and Callame. a ft d, 
clever dancers ; W. T. Felton, "Fun In A 
Gymnasium," would go better minus the com- 
edy ; Goodell and Craig, in "Lost and Found, 
went well ; Edward Dillon, describing m. p., 
as usual ; Bigelow and Campbell, melodies, 
fine. 6-8, Mile. Vera ; Mark Wooley ; Messer 
Sisters ; Dotson and Lucas ; Shaw and Ecerts. 

SCENIC (Harry C. Young, mgr. ; agent, di- 
rect ; Monday rehearsal 10).— Reynolds and 
Ashley ; Elenore Horner ; Mysto ; Marion Mar- 
shall ; M. P. 

It is reported unofficially that the Sbu- 
berts are trylnr to fix up a deal with Besse 
for a portion or the old City Hotel property 
which Besse recently purchased, but it Is 
thought that there is small chance of the In- 
dependents breaking in here, much as they 
would like to. Report says there is a big dif- 
ference between price offered and asked. 

R. W. OLMSTED. 



and Monkeys, headllners, hit ; Maurice Burk- 
hart. impersonator, above ordinary ; MacLean 
ft Bryant, sketch, capital: Sophie Tucker, 
comedienne, lively • Lei Hot Brothers, musical, 
very good ; Yalto Duo, dangers, artistic. 

BDWllf F. O'MALLEY. 



MTJNCIE. DID. 

STAR (Ray Andrews, mgr.; agent. Sun; 
rehearsals Monday 10.30).— Stone ft Hays, 
clever; Reed, St. John ft Co., very clever; 
Vernon, pleased ; Royal Japanese Troupe, hit. 

GEO. FIFER. 



FALL RIVER, MASS. 

SAVOY (L M. Boas, mgr.; Loews Agency; 
rehearsal Monday 10).— Henry and Llzel, good; 
Coscla, very good ; Harry Bouton ft Co., good ; 
Eckel and Dupree, excellent; "A Night With 
the Poets," hit; Nat Carr, excellent; Three 

Yoscarys, very good. PREMIER (L M. 

Bbas, mgr. ; agent, direct ; rehearsal Monday 
10).— Oct. 3-5 Holmes and Holllson, excellent; 
Bret to Bros., very good ; Richard Riley, good ; 
6-8. Sachs and Harding, Leonard and Fulton, 

Jos. Foujre. BIJOU (L. M. Boas, mgr.; 

agent, direct ; rehearsal Monday 10) .—3-5. So- 
raghaD -Lenox ft Co., good ; Evans and Goldon. 
very good ; Marie Gerard, good ; 6-8, Harry 
and Mildred : Schwab and Knell ; Evle Hamil- 
ton. PALACE ( Wm. B. Stecker, mgr. ; agent, 
U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 11).— 3-5, Gllmore 
and Castle, very good ; Lorraine and Allen, 
excellent ; Maklro and Co., good ; 6-8 Clayton 
and Jennie ; Raughn. Patterson and Holllday. 



JAMESTOWN, N. Y. 

LYRIC (H. A. Deardourff. mgr.).— Russian 
Babalalka Orchestra, headline feature, excel- 
lent ; Re Iff Bros, and Murray, s ft d good ; 
Wagner and Diggs, comedy sketch, pleasing ; 
Creo, mystery, clever ; Arthur Turrelly, good. 

L. T. BERLINER. 

KALAMAZOO, MICH. 

MAJESTIC (H. W. Crull. mgr.; agent, W. 
V. A.; Monday rehearsal 1).— Very classy 
bill In which Paul Valadon and Carl Mc- 
Cullough share head line honors. Valadon's 
illusion "Venlta". cleverly staged ; McCul- 
lough, more than pleased ; Leo Filer, violin, 
ovation ; Brooks ft Carlisle, comedy sketch, 
good ; Oberlta Sisters, globe dancers, special 
full stage set, very good ; pictures. 

CLEMENT. 



LOUISVILLE, KY. 

MARY ANDERSON (J. L. Weed, mgr.; 
agents. U. V. A.)— Saro, good; Misses Milch, 
pleasing; Brown, Harris and Brown, very 
good ; Dave and Percle Martin, fine ; Radle 
Furman, very good ; Marguerite Haney, fine ; 
Taylor, Kranxman and White, received well ; 
Hugh Lloyd, good. 

WALNUT (Ous Sun Circuit).— Mme. Bernlce 
and Liens ; The Four Shannons, Swedish Lady 
Quintet; Elmora Otis and Co. 

BUCKINGHAM (Whallen Bros., mgrs.).— 
"The Wise Guy," good show. 

GAYETY (Al. Boulier, mgr.).— "London 
Belles." 

HOPKINS (Princess Am. Co.. agents; mgr., 
J. Simons).— Five Langards, good; Dayton, 
pleasing ; Edmond and Held, big laugh ; Tan- 
ner and Gilbert ; Herbert and Willing. 

J. M. OPPENHEIMER. 



MALDEN, MASS. 

AUDITORIUH (W. D. Bradstreet, mgr.- 
agent ; Monday rehearsal 10).— James R. 
Waters, hit; Simpson and Smith, good; Madell 
and Corbley, scored ; Venera and Llbby, well 
liked. T. C KENNEY. 



NEWARK, N. J. 

PROCTORS ( R. C. Stewart, mgr. ; U. B. 
O. ; rehearsals Monday 9).— Laskey's "Phlendj 
Minstrels," very good; Gene Greene, great: 
May Ellnore, success ; "The Sextons Dream,'* 
very good ; Claude and Fannie Usher, well re- 
ceived ; Burt Jordan, clever ; Four Floods, 
funny ; Chester B. Johnstone, clever. 

WALDMAN (Lee Ottelengni, mgr. ) .—Queens 
of the Jardin De Paris. 

MINERS EMPIRE (Leon Evans, mgr.).— 
"Rector Girls" ; Joe 0'Brye.n. 

NEW HAVEN, OONN. 

POLIS (F. J. Windisch. mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O. ; Monday rehearsal 10).— "College Life," 
well received ; Chas. Abeam Troupe, exceed- 
ingly good ; Snowden and Benham. were en- 
enjoyed ; The Four DeWolfes, finished work ; 
Edward de Corsia and Co., very funny ; Floyd 
Mack and the Van der Koors, completed. 

E. J. TODD. 



MERIDEN, OONN. 

GEM (D. J. Hennessey, mgr.; Williams-Coo- 
ley, agt. ).— 26-1. Carroll and Eller, impersona- 
tion, very good ; Russell and Davis, comedy 
skit ; Billy Boyd, b.f. ; m. p. H. B. MAY. 



Beginning Oct. 10th, al the Savoy Theatre 
there will be a complete change of bill, Mon- 
days and Thursdays. The usual bill of 8 acts 
will prevail. EDW. F. RAFFERTY. 

FORT WORTH, TEX. 

MAJESTIC (T. W. Mullaly mgr.; agent. 
Interstate; Week 26).— McConnell ft Simpson, 
headllners, followed by Sam Llebert A Co.. in 
excellent sketch. Reglna, splendid violinist : 
La Keillors ; Cain ft Odom ; Rockway ft Con- 
way ; Jack Van Epps, Roberts, Rats. 

IMPERIAL (W. H. Ward, mgr.).— Melrose 
Comedy Co., very good ; Myrtle Delroy. singer ; 
Lola Milton ft Co., The Deloys ; Clarence Able. 

I. K. F. 



HARTFORD, OONN. 

POLIS (Oliver C. Edwards, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O. ; Monday rehearsal, 10).— "The Horse 
Dealer," sketch, lots of laughs ; demons and 
Dean, s ft d, clever ; Belle Adair, s, well re- 
ceived : Vlttorlo and Georgetto, balancing, 
went fair; Jolly, Wild ft Co^ In "P. T. Bar- 
num. Jr.." scored ; Marlon Garson ft Co., In 
"The Belle of Seville," pleasing; Matthews and 
Ashley, good. 



LINCOLN, NEB. 

OKPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent 
direct; rehearsal Monday 6; Weew 26).— Hay- 
ward ft Hayward, laugh ; Marie ft Billy 
Hart, novel offering ; Morrlsey Sisters A 
Brothers, s. ft d. pleased ; Paul LaCroix's 
comedy drew laugts ; Melrose ft Kennedy, acro- 
batic, excellent ; Palfrey ft Barton, cyclists, 
opened show and brought the house down ; 
Forbes ft Bowman, s ft d. hit. LEE LOGAN. 

LOS ANGELES, GAL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. gen. mgr. ; agent 
direct; Monday rehearsal 10) Week 26. 
"Top of the World Dancers." novel ; McKay ft 
Cantwell, gingery ; Erwin Connellys, sketch, 
charming ; Krag's Trio, acrobats, remarkable ; 
Hold-overs, Minnie Dupree ft Co. ; Al. Jolson ; 
Original Kaufmanns ; Mile. Renoe. 

LOS ANGELES (Geo. A. Boyer, mgr.; agent, 
S-C ; Monday; rehearsal 11).— Headllner, Dor- 
othy Deschelle ft Co., sketch, good ; Musical 
Irving, entertaining; Mayvelles. funny; Lozell. 
aeriallBt. daring ; Rose ft Ellis, good ; Lew 
Hoffman, juggler, eccentric. 

LEVY'S (Al. Levy, mgr.; L. Behymer. agent; 
Monday rehearsal 10.).— Hungarian Grozlen 
Dancers, big success ; Dobes-Borel. singers, 
pleasing ; Fern Melrose, singer, very good ; 
Jeanette Dupree. songs, took well. 

PANTAGES' (J. A. Johnson, mgr. -agent, di- 
rect. Monday, rehearsal 11).— Barnold's Dogs 



MILWAUKEE, WIS. 

MAJESTIC (James A. Higher, mgr.; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit; rehearsals Monday 10.30).— 
Edwin Arden ft Co., pleasing; Gruber's Ani- 
mals ; Review beautiful ; Julius Tannen clever ; 
Musical Suffragettes, splendid ; Grahams Man- 
ikins, very good ; "Roses of the Kildarre." 
neat ; Mike Bernard and Willie Weston, very 
good ; Lightning Hopper, clever. 

CRYSTAL (C. I. Fischer, mgr.; rehearsals 
Monday 10).— Paul's Juggling Girls, splendid; 
Bootblack Quartet, pleasing ; Frank Gale A 
Co., good ; McGlnnls Bros., eccentric ; Frank 
Fvcl*s fftii* 

EMPRESS (Daniel McCoy, mgr.; S. ft C.).— 
Kitty Edwards, clever; Vardon-Perry and Wil- 
bur, favorites, very big; Thos. Leo A Co., 
good : Harry Antrim, pleasing. 

OAYETY (Wm. E. Mack, mgr.).— "Bowery 
Burlesquers," clever company headed by Lizzie 
Frellgh. 

STAR (F. Trotman, mgr.).— "The Passing 
Parade," ordinary. 

HERBERT MORTON. 



NEW LONDON, CONN. 

LAWRENCE (Sam Messing, mgr. ; rehearsals 
11. Monday and Thursday).— 3-5 Hall A Pray, 
pleased ; Nick Conway, good ; Ahearns, clever ; 
6-8 McCarvers ; Krlls A King A Knox Bros. 

ORPHEUM (Bullock A Davis, mgrs.; Phil 
Hunt, ngent. rehearsal 11).— 3-5 De Witts 
Living Bronze Models, big hit ; Wood A Law- 
son, good. 

EMPIRE (Empire Amusement Co., mgrs.).— 
3-5 Arthur Lanlse A Co.. clever ; Ward ft 
McNally, good. S. M. P. 



MONTREAL, CAN. 

ORPHEUM (Geo. F. Drlscoll. mgr. ; agent. 
U. B. 0.).-Dan Burke ft Girls, big hit; 
"Sultan's Favorite," great laughs, hit ; Jock 
McKay, went big ; Five Armanis, great sing- 
ing organization ; Woods Brothers, good : 
Jones ft Deeley, several encores ; Laveen & 
Cross, took well ; John Birch, good. 

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NEW ORLEANS. 
By O. M. SAMUEL. 

AMERICAN (James R. Cowan, mgr.; agent, 
William Morris; Sunday rehearsal, 10).— 
Amerlcsn'B opening, Monday afternoon, drew 
large crowd. Big adTance sale presaged, B. 
R. O., for Mondsy erenlng. "Barnyard Ro- 
meo," stupendous and epoch-making, splendid- 
ly recelred; Zsy Holland opened, doing Tery 
well ; Csrtmell end Harris, hearty apprecia- 
tion; Sidney Grant and Dorothy Vaughan. 
also ; Marie Lo's posing number closed the 
first half. Orchestra has been augmented. 
New draperies and a liberal use of paint fire 
bright appearance. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr. ; agent, 
direct; Monday rehearsal 10).— "At the Wal- 
dorf," sumptuous, liked. Bo ran I and Neraro 
appeared first; Brown and Cooper found fa- 
vor; Harlan E. Knight and Co. well received; 
Mel not tea and Smith, suave and dainty ; Light- 
ning Hopper ; cartoonist, clever ; Bernardl 
tremendously. 

WINTER GARDEN (Leopold A Israel, 
mgrs.).— Burlesque on "Uncle Tom's Cabin." 
The sale of Uncle Tom for forty-nine cents, 
and Lisa's escape on an Ice wagon, proved 
especially ludicrous and laughter-provoking. 

MAJESTIC (L. E. Sawyer, mgr.).— Tyson 
Extravaganza Co., vaudeville and pictures. 

HAPPY HOUR (Al. Durnlna, mgr.).— Wil- 
son and Nogues, comedians ; Leola Durnlng, 
impersonations; Tilly Norman, soubret ; Paul 
Morton, held over. 

"101 Ranch" is billed for 22-23. 

NORWICH, OONN. 

POLI'S (H. H. Bliss, mgr.; agent, James 
Clancey; rehearsals 9.80. Monday).— 3-5 Clara 
Belle Jerome and Co., good; H. T. McConnell 
and Co., bright; Helen Roynton and Co.. very 
good; DeHaven ft Sydney, very clever; Harry 
Holman, very good; 6-8 Edith Montrose; 
Rogers and Hart; Gee Jays; Goldsmith and 
Hoppe; Fltzglbbon; McCoy Trio. 

AUDITORIUM (J. F. Egan. mgr.; U. B. O., 
agent; rehearsal, Monday. 11).— 3-5 Barbeau 
Band, good ; Elmer and DeWitt, good ; Charles 
Bros.; Fancy Ring Gymnasts, very Bood. 

F. J. FAG AN. 



OAKLAND, CAL. 

(By Wire.) 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. -mgr. ; agent 
direct).— "Dinkelspiel's Xmas" ; Linton ft Lau- 
rence ; Waterbury Bros. : Lane ft O'Donnell ; 
Holdovers ; Rameses ; "High Life in Jail" ; 
Covington ft Wilbur ; Four Rlanos. 

BELL (Jules Cohn, mgr.; agent. S. ft C. W. 
P. Reese).— Madame Jenny's Cats; Free Set- 
ters Four ; The Grazers ; Williams ft Weston ; 
Saad Dahduh Troupe. 

ONEONTA, N. Y. 

ONEONTA (Harry E. Dunham, mgr. ; re- 
hearsals, Monday and Thursday 1).— 26-20 
Marie DeOesch, nothing startling ; Gertie Holt, 
ordinary; 20— Oct. 1, Walton and Brandt; Josh 
LaZar ; 3-5 Miller and Russ, amused ; Eraret- 
ta and Parr, pleased. 

OMAHA, NEB. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr. ; agent, 
direct; rehearsal, Sunday 10).— Good bill. 
Cressy and Dayne, good ; "Ballet of Light," 
effective ; "Swat Milllgan," laughing hit ; Tem- 

Sle Quartet, very good ; Johny Small and 
tsters. well liked; Fennell and Tyson, good; 
Melrose and Kennedy, many laughs. 

AMERICAN (William Morris, mgr.; agent, 
direct; rehearsal, Monday 12).— Good show. 
"Consul," entertaining; Geo. S. Varls Min- 
strels, big hit; Mile. Busses Dogs, extraor- 
dinary ; "Balloon Girl," novelty ; Jubilee Sing- 
ing Four, well received ; Wolford and Stevens, 
dancers, good ; Billy Mann, many laughs ; Leo 
Dulmage, unicyolist, clever. Owing to large 
crowd in Omaha for the Ak. Sar. Ben., the- 
atres are packed. 

GAYETY (E. L. Johnson, mgr.).— "Dainty 
Duchess," very good, playing to capacity. 

CAMERAPHONE (M. M. Aronson, mgr.).— 
Uerry and Benson ; Parnell and Cheney ; Han- 
nah. Pictures. 

PARLOR (Otto Hanson, mgr.).— Pope and 
Hall ; Kenmore and Swlnson Sisters. Pictures. 

PITTSBURGH. 

GRAND (Harris Davis, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
().).— The Lesso8, clever; Hilda Hawthorne, 
pleasing ; "Three California Girls," refined ; 
Barry ft Wolford. well received ; Valerie Ber- 
gere Players, "What happened in room 44," 
striking ; Stuart Barnes, caused much laugh- 
ter; Gertrude Hoffman, big hit. 

FAMILY (John P. Harris, mgr. ; agent Mor- 
ganstern).— Lanlgan, Boyd ft Coovert, enter- 
taining ; Fred Smythe, pleased ; Mr. and Mrs. 
J. Murray Smith, humorous ; Burbank ft Dan- 
ford, good ; Farley ft Hoff, passed ; Willis & 
Gilbert, fair; Willie Hacker, pleasing; Frank 
Walsh, good. 

GAYETY (Henry Kurzman, mgr.).— Al 
Reves and his Beauty show, opened to big 
house, well received. 

ACADEMY (Harry Williams. mgr.).-"Cher- 
rv Blossoms" above the old style burlesque ; 
oilo very good. M. S. KAUL. 

PITT8FIELD, MASS. 

EMPIRE (J. H. Tebbetts. mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; rehearsals Monday 10).— Lina Pautzer 
ft Co., wire, good ; Tascott, songs, very good ; 
Overlng Trio ft Co., sketch, good ; W. B. Pat- 
ton ft Co., sketch, very good : Grace Leonard 
and Frank Wilson, clever: Watson's "Farm- 
yard Circus, great; 111. songs and m. p. 

FRANKLIN. 

PORTLAND, MB. 

CONGKESS (E. H. Oerstle, mgr. ; rehearsal. 
Monday 10).— Great Leon ft Co.; Don Carney; 
Dynes ft Dynes ; Essie. 

PORTLAND (J. W. Greely, mgr. ; agrnt, U. 



B. O. ; rehearsal, Monday 10).— Six Oypsy 
Singers, good ; Goforth ft Doyle, clever ; Mc- 
Naughion ft Lantry, meritorious ; Becker- 
Lancaster ft Co., scream ; Nellie Leavitt. good . 

ARENOVSKY. 

PORTLAND, ORE. 

(By Wire.) 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. -mgr. ; agent, 
direct).— Fortajada and Flying Martin's 
divided feature, honors, each scoring; Wheel- 
ing ft Hay, excellent ; John P. Wade and Co. ; 
Qulnn ft Mitchell ; Irene Howley. 

GRAND (Frank Cofflnberry, mgr. ; agent, 
8-C.).— Frankly n Ardell ft Co., excellent ; J. 
Sullivan ft Co., good ; Emma Don, pleasing ; 
The Fowlers ; Nagges ; Label le ; Meeker. 

PANT AGES (G. Walker, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— Return engagement Arizona Joe, ex- 
cellent headllner ; Walter Hale ; Tom Fletcher ; 
Abrams ft Johns. 

LYRIC (Keating A Flood, mgrs. ) .—Edward 
Armstrong ; The Servants Lady ; Ethel Davis ; 
Fred Lancaster ; Clara Howard ; Ben Dillon ; 
Geo. Rehn ; Will King ft Chorus, excellent 
business. W. R. B. 



PORTSMOUTH, O. 

SUN ( R. R. Russell, mgr. ; agent. Gus Sun ; 
Monday rehearsal 10).— Downward and Down- 
ward, comedy sketch, pleased ; Farmer Jim 
Silver, musical, fair ; Burns Bros., comedians, 
good ; Theodore and La Jess, novelty, very 
pleasing ; pictures. 

MAJESTIC (Maler ft Relneger, mgrs.; agt, 
Coney Holmes; Monday rehearsal, 10).— Cora 
Thomas, s ft d, pleased; Geo. Daum, musical, 
good; Cornell and Stanfleld, fair; Reynolds 
and Miller, s ft d, excellent ; pictures. Open- 
ing bill ; houses packed. 

The Colonial is near completion. It is a 
nice little theatre for vaudeville and pictures. 
Fred N. Tynes will manage the house. 

F. E. GORDON. 

RACINE, WIS. 

BIJOU (F. B. Stafford, mgr.; W. V. A.).— 
Meeh International Trio, strong; Hugh Mc- 
Dowald, whistler, good ; The Lenzs, very 
good ; Dollle LeGray, best sketch seen at 
house. J. E. P. 

READING, PA. 

ORPHEUM (C. C. Egan. mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O. ; Monday, rehearsal 10.30).— Les Navas, 
clever ; Carlln & Clark, plenty laughs ; Cathe- 
rine Dyer and Co., pleased ;Great Richards, 
well received. 

LYRIC (Frank D. Hill, mgr.; agent, Loew ; 
Monday, rehearsal 10).— Vincent ft Miller, 
good ; Clarence Sisters ft Brother, pleasing ; 
Flrenzo Trio, big hit ; Marie Davis, good ; 
Caron ft Farnum. well received. 

PALACE (W. K. Goldenberg, mgr.; agent. 
Bart McHugh ; Monday rehearsal 10.30).— 
Jules Herron ; Boyd Bros. ; The Marshalls ; 
Mantells ; Four Klelss. 

GRAND C. O. Keeney. mgr. ; Monday re- 
hearsal 10.30).— Lyons ft Cullen ; Libby Sis- 
ters ; The Great Santell. G. R. H. 

ROANOKE, VA. 

.JEFFERSON (I. Schwartz, mgr.; agent, 
Norman Jeffries; rehearsal Monday 10).— 
Newell and Gibson, pleased ; Clarine Moore, 
very good ; Sells Mexican Marimba Quartette, 
great. JACK MANSER. 

SALT LAKE, UTAH. 

(By Wire.) 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent. 
direct; Sunday rehearsal). — Best bill here for 
some time. "Operatic Festival" received well ; 
Lou Anger, knock out : Ben Beyer & Urother. 
bicycle, Immense; "The Police Inspector." 
good ; Rossow Midgets, fine ; Marie Fenton, 
songs, pleased ; Cavana. wire, good. 

MISSION (John Clerk, mgr.).— Opens with 
Sulllvan-Considlne bookings in about three 
weeks. Alblnl, magician, this week, is pack- 
ing the house. 

MAJESTIC (Harry Revler. mgr.; agent, di- 
rect).— Good business. 

Utah State fair now on. 

Harry Revler Is going to New York in a few 
days on account of his new moving picture 
factory. OWEN. 



HAS ANTONIO, TEX. 

STAR (W. L. Wyler. mgr.; agent, II. Fatar- 
man).— Week 25 ; Collins ft Collins, dancers 
and acrobats, clever ; Sam Gilder, sketch, well 
received ; Elliott A Stralee, singers, good ; Geo. 
Dawson, singer, applause. 

ROYAL (Lloyd Spencer, mgr.-agent. C. E. 
Hodklns).— Kopeland ft Bros., clever: Will 
Beam, comical ; Helen Plngree ft Co., playrttc. 
very good ; John A. West ft Co., musical, en- 
tertaining ; Torcat & Flor D'Allza Parisian 
specialty, excellent. 

The Royal, remodeled^ with capacity l,. r >00 
opened 2ft. 

SAN DIEGO, CAL. 

GARRICK (J. M. Dodge, mgr.-agent. Martin 
Reck; Monday rehearsal 1).— Opening of 
Orpheum shows 28; Flanagan ft Edwards. 
Kood ; Bob. Albright, well received : Brrger & 
Grimm, comedy bar act, fair; Al. Hazzard. 
ventriloquist, ordinary; J. C. Nugent & Co., 
in "The Squarer" very good : Harvey Or Vora 
Trio, clever dancing "Operatic Festival" head- 
lined good opening bill. Pictures. 

QUEEN (W. A. Rates, mgr.-agent. S-C ; 
Monday rehearsal 10).— Alblnl. magician, fea- 
tured : Bessie Allen, good : Romanos Bros , 
pleased : George De Voy and Dayton Sisters, 
funny ; Leeds and Le Mar. good : pictures. 

PRINCESS (Fred Ralllen. mgr.-agent. Bert 
Levey: Monday rehearsal 10).— Vann and 
Hoffman, good: Hickman and Lydston ap- 




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On a ten*acre farm, all your own. In 
the richest tract of farm land In the 
state, situated In Hlllsboro county. Just 
outside of Tampa, a city of 6A.0OO. 

Yon'll find that most Florida farm offers look 
alike on paper. Only investigation will show 
the good one. And this is why wenrge yon here 
and now to investigate oar offer at once, which 
yon can do without a penny of cost. 



5814 Winchester Ave., 

Chicago, Illinois. 

With reference to forty seres of land my- 
self and friends purchased from yon, desire 
to ssy I lost returned from extensive trip 
through Florid*, snd sm convinced thst 
your tract Is the very best that it is possible 
to buy. 

I am more than pleased with the land I 
obtained from you, and will certainly en- 
deavor to get more of my friends to pur- 
chase some. 

While on the property, I investigsted espe- 
cially the farms of Mr. K. M. Besrss. What 
Mr. Besrss is doing was a revelation to me, 
and proves conclusively the immense crops 
of vegetables and fruit which can be rsiged 
on this lsnd when properly developed. The 
soil of the lsnd being worked by Mr. G. 
Hearts seems to be exsctly the same as 
practically all of the other lsnd which you 
sre selling 

I am simply astonished st the possibilities 
of this country, the health and prosperity 
that await homn seekers here. The fact is 
YOU ('AN LIVE LIKE A PRINCE IN 
FLORI DA on the same smount of Isbor that 
would afford only s hsre living elsewhere. 

It is my intention to move my fsmily on 
my lsnd in your North Tsmps tract within 
the next few months, snd immediately 
develop the same. L. 8. MEYER. 



We have many letters like the above from 
iatisfied customers, who have examined the 
land. 



Here Is the way to test |a land proposi- 
tion: 

First— It must be a good place to live- 
healthy, dependable climate with icood 
water, good schools and churches and 
modern conveniences. For though it is 
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Southern home. 

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productive In order to yield you all s good liv- 
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four crops each year sre none too msny For 
your ambition 

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and reliable labor available. This is prac- 
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transportation, but is an easy matter if your 
choice adjoins s railroad snd is within s few 
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your choice, but these sre essentials. They sre 
sll met, fully snd to overflowing, in the North 
Tsmps farms, from which you sre now invited 
to choose. No other section of country yet 
opened to the public hss ever driven home snd 
clinched all these vital points. 




bushel of evasive generslities, 



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best grape fruit and vegetable land In 
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Opening on 
Orpheum Circuit 

Oct 16, at 
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Entire New 

Repertoire of 

Songs Written by 

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plauded; RJchl Hashimoto good; pictures. 

GRAND (Walter Fulkerson. mgr. -agent, 
Burns-Howell ; Monday rehearsal 1).— Marie 
Diet*, oornet sollst, good ; Carless. Impersona- 
tor, fair: pictures. 

RAMONAS HOME (T. P. Getz, mgr.).— Elec- 
trical show "Mission Life." 



W. A. Bates, local manager for the' Queen, 
(S. C.) Is confined In the hospital with a 
sprained knee, the result. of a fall. The acci- 
dent happened two days after his arrival. He 
succeeds E. J. Donnellan, transferred to Los 
Angeles. L. I. DALEY. 



SAVANNAH, GA. 

LIBERTY (Frank and Hubert Bandy, mgrs. ; 
agent, Princess Theatrical Exchange, re- 
hearsal, Monday 12).— Gordon and Henry, 
clever dancing; Dlerickx Brothers, hit; Mr. 
and Mrs. Murray Ferguson, excellent ; Gladys 
Vance, big hit; Ben P. Cox. failed. 

ORPHEUM (Joseph A. Wllenstar, mgr.; 
agent, Inter-State Circuit, rehearsal, Monday 
2).— Miller and Tempest, good; Al. Coleman, 
scored ; Lydell and Butterworth, encored ; Elma 
Ellwood, made good ; Clementso Brothers, big. 

R. MAURICE ARTHUR. 



SEATTLE, WASH. 

<By Wire.) 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. gen. mgr; agent, 
direct; Monday rehearsal 10).— Wlllard Sims 
and Co., hit ; Augusta Close, headllner, nice- 
ly received ; Splssel Bros., pleased ; Thurber 
and Madison, good ; "Flemenco," capable com- 
pany In amusing sketch ; Mr. and Mrs. Colby, 
Art Bowers, good. 

PANTAGES (Alex. Pantages, mgr.; agent, 
direct; Monday rehearsal 11).— "Alfred the 
Great," won favor ; Allen and Lee, favor ; 
Delmar and Delmar. well liked ; Muriel Win- 
dow, several encores ; Edward Keough, novel 
sketch. 

MAJESTIC (W. S. Cooke, mgr. ; agent, S-C ; 
Monday rehearsal 11).— "Lady Betty." Orletta 
Taylor and Co. ; Nelson Downs ; DeWltt Young 
and Sister ; Cox and Farley. 

NED FRANKLIN. 



SPOKANE, WASH. 

(By Wire.) 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. gen. mgr; agent, 
direct).— Henry Labelle, opens; Jeannette 
Adler. failed to get over ; Lionel Barrymore 
and Co. received silent reception ; Williams 
and Warner, pleased ; Frank Morrell, hit of 
bill ; Gus Onlaw Trio, good ; "Old Soldier Fid- 
dlers." hearty reception. 

7ANTAGES (E. Clarke Walker, mgr.; agt.. 
alrect).— Schenck Family, very good ; London 
quartet, pleased ; A. McLeon, scored ; Burke 
and Carter, big; The Kellers, caught on. 

WASHINGTON— Five Columbians, headllners. 
John Hlgglns, went big ; Tom McGulre. fair ; 
Kettler and Nelson, fine ; Besnah and Miller, 
enjoyed ; Seymour and Robinson, very clever. 

R. E. McHUGH. 



SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

GRAND (Joseph F. Pearlsteln, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10.— Ollle Young & 
April, fared well ; Monroe ft Mark, old stuff ; 
went poorly ; Kathleen Clifford, fairly ; Hop- 
from start to finish ; Bothwell Browne, great 
appearance, dance, decided hit ; Andy Rice, won 
on parodies, many encores ; Four McNallys, 
very well. HENRIETTE. 



TORONTO, OBIT 

SHEARS (J. Shea, mgr.; agent. U. B. O.). 
—Adelaide Norwood, success; Chip and Marble, 
dainty and clever ; Ce Dora, sensational ; Geo. 
Felix and Barry 81sters, fair ; Leo Carrlllo, 
clever ; Bell Boy Trio, hit ; Long Acre Quar- 
tet, good ; Pleetz-Larella Sisters, good. 

MAJESTIC (Peter F. Griffin, mgr.).— Rai- 
ma and Falfarron; fine; Great Ernie, great; 
Valento, clever; Rogers and Stnolair. scream; 
Musical Hicks, big; Farrow Family, good. 

YOUNG STREET (H. W. Moran, mgr.).— 
Woodwells. good ; Kelly and Catlln. pleased ; 
Garner and Parker, clever ; Margaret Newton 
ft Co., scored. 

STAR (F. W. Stair, mgr.).-"Merry Whirl." 

OAYETY (T. R. Henry, mgr.).— "Beauty 
Trust." HARTLEY. 



WASHINGTON. D; C. 

CHASES (H. W. DeWltt. mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal, Monday 11).— Vljmos Wes- 
tony, decided hit; Mrs. Gardner Cranp and Co., 
very good : Namba Troupe, great ; Mme. Cas- 
sHU's Dogs, very jrood ; Hal. Morrltt. good : 
Fay. 2 Colrys nnd Fay. scored ; Dp Rcnzo and 
La Due, clever. 



COSMOS (A. G. Brylawskl, mgr. ; agent, 
Norman Jeffries; rehearsal, Monday 0).— Tor- 
leys, big ; Bennevlccl Bros., very good ; Dar- 
mody, clever ; Billy Evans, good ; Kraft and 
Myrtle, pleased ; Slg. Bartolomeo, scored ; 
Elizabeth Herold. very clever ; Musical Gray, 
nicely ; "Those Kentucky Girls," fair. 

CASINO (A. C. Mayer, mgr. ; agent. Wm. 
Morris; rehearsal, Monday 10).— Samuel How- 
ard and Co., laughing hit ; Huddleson's Ani- 
mals, very good ; Annette De Lestare, scored ; 
Davis and Davis, good ; Joyce and Kennedy ; 
Murray and Hunt, fair. 

MAJESTIC (F. B. Weston, mgr.; agent, 
rehearsal, Monday 11. .10). —Rhodes. Rhodes and 
Winifred, hit ; Three Madcaps, clever ; Tweedy 
and Roberts, good ; Mattle Walsh, good. 

NEW LYCEUM (Eugene Kernan, mgr.).— 
Williams' "Imperials." 

GAYETY (George Peck, mgr.).— Roble's 
"Knickerbockers." 

EDWARD DOMBHART. 



KEITH'S SYRACUSE PROPOSITION. 

Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 6. 

B. F. Keith has through his architect 
A. E. Westover, of Philadelphia, has 
filed plans calling for a seven story 
theatre and office building in this city. 
Mr. Keith is given in the papers as the 
sole owner and proprietor of the house. 
The estimated cost of the building is 
about $300,000. 

The site on leased ground is the 
best in the newly improved por- 
tion of South Salina street, just 
south of Jefferson, on the west 
side. It has about 70 feet frontage 
on Salina, running almost straight 
back to Clinton, giving a depth of 
around 200 feet. The buildings on the 
site have not yet been demolished. 

Further down Salina Street in the 
same block and on the same side, the 
new Klaw & Erlanger house is going 
up, with foundation at present to the 
street level. 

Mr. Keith has already served notice 
upon the Shuberts that he will vacate 
the Grand Opera House within a sta- 
ted period. This will leave the house 
upon the Shuberts' hands. They are 
now booking the Welting through M. 
Reis and "The Open Door." 

It is not unlikely that the Grand may 
eventually find itself on a Burlesque 
Wheel. Perhaps the Eastern Circuit, 
as Syracuse would make a very nice 
"split week" with Rochester on that 
Wheel. This city hasn't had bur- 
lesque since before the last census 
was taken. 



Chas. A. Taylor 

SAVOY THEATRE. NEW YORK. 

Dramatic Author and Producer of Tweaty 
New York Successes. Now writing and staging 
for Vaudeville. Original Strong Dramatic Acts, 
Sketches, Monologues, always on hand, cheap 
for cash. 

I write to order, rehearse and stage your 
act. Give you week in New York. I fix your 
act. Send you catalogue-budget of a thousand 
laughs. Mall stamp, money order for one dol- 
lar. All mall answered. Interview by ap- 
pointment. Phone, 2718 Mad. Sq. Write to- 
day. I will bring success. 

CHAS. A. TAYLOR, Savoy Theatre, New York. 




Wake up! Mr. Manager, if you want 

HI 



Ask Al Sutherland about that Dainty and Win- 
some Singing Ventriloquist 

HILDA HAWTHORNE 



VARIETY ARTISTS' ROUTES 

FOR WEEK OCT. 10 

WHEN NOT OTHERWISE INDICATED. 

(The routes given are from OCT. 9 to OCT. 16, Inclusive, dependent upon the opening 
and closing days of engagement In different parts of the country. All addresses are fur- 
nished VARIETY by artists. Addresses care newspapers, managers or agents will not be 
printed.) 

"B. R." after name indicates act is with burlesque show mentioned. Routes may be 
found under "Burlesque Routes." 

"C. R." after name Indicates act is with circus mentioned. Route may be found under 
"Circus Routes." 

ROUTES FOR THE POLLOWINO WEEK MUST REACH THIS OFFICE NOT LATER 
THAN WEDNESDAY MORNING TO INSURE PUBLICATION. 
TEMPORARY ADDRESSES WILL BE CARRIED WHEN ACT IS "LAYING OFF." 
PERMANENT ADDRESSES GIVEN FOR OVER THE SUMMER MUST BE REPLACED 
BY WEEKLY ROUTE FOR THE PRESENT SEASON. 



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ART ADAIR 

The Original "HANK 8PONO." 
Next week (Oct. 10) Majestic, Madison, Wis. 

Adams Sam D Trocaderos B R 
Adams Edward B Orpheum Budapest 
Adams Billy St Mllford Bestea 
Adams a Lewis 106 W Baker Atlanta 
Adams Milt Hastings Show B R 
Admont MItsel 82S5 Broadway N T 
Altken Bros 234 Bedford Fall River 
Altkene Great 2319 Oravler New Orleans 
Altken Jas a Edna 967 Park ar N Y 
Aubert Les 14 Frobel 111 Hamburg Ger 
Albanl 1696 Broadway N T 
Aldlnes The 2922 Cottage Grove Chicago 
Alexander a Bertie 41 Acre Lane London 
All Sldl 909 Spring Pittsburg 
Allaire a Jeans S5 John Fall River 
Allen Joe Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 



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Allison Mr ft Mrs Grand Indianapolis 

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Alons 65 W 36 N Y 

Alpine Troupe Forepaugh Sells C R 

Alpha Troupe Orpheum Spokane 

Alton Grace Follies of New York B R 

Alton Ethel 1532 Belmont At Seattle 

Altus Bros 128 Cottage Auburn N Y 

Alvarados Goats 1286 N Mala Decatur 111 

Alvias The 301 ■ Wash Springfield 111 

Alvln & Zenda Box 365 Dresden O 

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Alqulst ft Clayton 545 Bergen Bklyn 

Ameres Three Pastime Wichita Kan 

Anderson Gertrude Miss N Y Jr B R 

Anderson ft Anderson 829 Dearborn At Chicago 

Anderson ft Ellison 3603 Locnst Phlla 



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Bell Boy Trio 2296 7 At N Y 

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Bimbos The 694 Pacific Appleton Wis 

Birch John Dominion Ottawa 

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Blssett ft Shady 248 W 37 N Y 

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Black ft Leslie 3722 Bberly At Chicago 

Blacks The 47 B 132 N Y 

Blair Hazel Reeves Beauty Show B R 

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Bloomquest ft Co 8220 Chicago At Minneapolis 

Bohannon Burt Hastings Show B R 

Bolses Sensational 675 Jackson At N Y 

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Bos toe k Jean Lovemakers B R 

Boutin ft TUlson 11 Myrtle Springfield Mass 

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Buch Bros Pantages Denver 

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Bullock Tom Trocaderos B R 

Bunce Jack 2219 S 13th Philadelphia 

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Burke Minnie Trocaderos B R 

Burke ft Farlow 4087 Harrison Chicago 

Burrows Lillian 2050 W North At Chicago 

Burt Wm P ft Daughter 133 W 45 N Y 

Burton Jack Marathon Girls B R 

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Canfleld Al Follies of New York B R 
Cantway Fred R 6425 Wood lawn Av Chicago 
Capman Bert Follies of New York B R 
Capron Nell Follies of New York B R 
Cardon Chas Vanity Fair B R 
Cardownle Sisters 425 N Liberty Alliance O 
Carey ft Stampe 824 42 Bklyn 

MABEL CAREW 

IN VAUDEVILLB. 

Carle Irving 4203 No 41 Chicago 

Carmelos Pictures Gaiety Girls B R 

Carmen Frank 465 W 168 N Y 

Carmen Beatrice 72 Cedar Brooklyn 

Carmontelle Hattle Marathon Girls B R 

Carroll Nettle Trio Barnum ft Bailey R 

Carrolton ft Van 5428 Monte Vista Los Angeles 

Carson Bros 623-58 Bklyn 

Carson ft Wlllard Sheas Buffalo. 

Carters The Ava Mo 

Caamus ft La- Mar Box 247 Montgomery Ala 

Case Paul 81 S Clark Chicago 

Celest 74 Grove Rd Clapham Pk London 

Celeste Grace Midnight Maidens B R 

Chabanty Marguerite Columbians B R 

Chadwlck Trio Polls Hartford 

Chameroys The 1351 48 Bklyn 

Champion Mamie Washington Society Girls BR 

Chantrell ft Schuyler 219 Prospect At Bklyn 

Chapln Benjamin 566 W 186 N Y 

Chapman Slaters 1629 MUlburn Indianapolis 

Chase DaTe 90 Birch Lynn 

Chaae Carma 2616 So Halstead Chicago 

Chatham Sitters 808 Grant Pittsburg 

Chick ft Chlckleta Brigadiers B R 

Chubb Ray 107 Spruce Bcranton Pa 

Church City Four Bijou Lansing Mich 

Church ft Springer 9664 Plttafleld Mass 

INA CLAIRE 

In "JUMPING JUPITER." 

With Richard Carle, 

CORT THBATRB. CHICAGO. 

Clalrmont Josephine ft Co 163 W 181 N Y 

Clarke Wilfred 130 W 44 N Y 

Clark Geo Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Clark Floretta 10 Larnhurst Roxbury Mass 

Clark ft Ferguson 121 Phelps Bnglewood 

Claton Carloa 235Vs 5 At Nashville Tenn 

Claus ft Radcllffe 1649 Dayton Av St Paul 

Clayton Drew Players American Chicago lndef 

Clear Chas 100 Mornlngslde Av N Y 

demons Cam'n 462 Columbia Dorchester Mass 

demons Margaret Midnight Maidens B R 

Clever Trio 2129 Arch Phlla 

Cliff ft Cliff 4106 Artesian Chicago 

Clifford ft Burke MaJ. stlc Milwaukee 

Clipper Quartet Polls Worcester 

Cllto ft Sylvester 928 Winter Phlla 

Clure Raymond 657 Dennlson Av Columbus O 

Clyo ft Rochelle 1479 Hancock Qulncy Mass 

Codena Mile Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Cody A Lynn Broadway Brooklyn 

Cohan Will H Miss N Y Jr B R 

Cohen Nathan Hastings Show B R 

Cole Chas C Rolllckers B R 

Cole ft Johnson Grand Pittsburg 

Collins Eddie 5 Reed Jersey City N J 

Collins Fred Dreamlanders B R 

Colton Tommy Fads ft Follies B R 

Comrades Four 824 Trinity Av N Y 

Conn Hugh L Fads ft Follies B R 

Connelly Pete ft Myrtle 720 N Clark Chicago 

Coogan Alan Lovemakers B R 

Cook Geraldine 675 Jackson Av N Y 

Cooke ft Myers 1514 B Vancouver 

Cooke Rothert ft Summers Central Dresdon 

Corbett Ada Miss N Y Jr B R 

Corbett ft Forrester 71 Emmet Newark N J 

Corlnne Suzanne Fads ft Follies B R 

Cornish Wm A 1108 Bway Seattle 

Cotter ft Boulden 1835 Vineyard Phlla 

Cottrell ft Hamilton Grand New Castle Ind 

Coyle ft Murrell 3327 Vernon Av Chicago 

Coyne Tom Hastings Show B R 

Crane Mrs Gardner Maryland Baltimore 

Crawford Catherine Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Crawford Glenn S 1439 Baiter Toledo 

Crelghton Bros Midnight Maidens B R 

Cressy ft Dayne Majestic Chicago 

Crosby Ama 162 B 8 Peru Ind 

Cross A Josephine Polls Scranton 

Cross ft Mays 1812 Huron Toledo 

Culhanee Comedians N Vernon Ind 



Cullen Thos Runaway Girls B R 
Cullen Bros 2916 Ellsworth Phlla 
Cumlnger A Colonna 22 Cranworth London 
Cumlngs ft Thornton Majemic Montgomery 
Cummlngs Josle Rose Sydell B R 
Cummlngs Mr and Mrs Mellino Hanover Ger 
Cunningham B ft D 112 Wash'n Champaign 111 
Cunningham ft Marlon Grand Pittsburg 
Curtis Blanche Marathon Girls B R 
Curtis Sam J Hamlin Chicago 
Cuttys Musical Orpheum St Paul 
Cycling Brunettes 231 Cross Lowell 



Dagwell Sisters Chases Washington 

Dale Warren B 1308 8 Carlisle Phlla 

Dale ft Boyle Orpbeum Duluth 

Dale ft Harris 1610 Madison Av N Y 

Daley Wm J 108 N 10 Phlla 

Dal ton Fenn Keiths Columbus O 

Daly ft O'Brien National Sydney lndef 

Dalye Country Choir Bijou Duluth 

Davenport Edna Big Banner Show B R 

Davenports Three Barnum ft Bailey C R 

Davis Edwards Orpheum Kansas City 

Davis Haxel M 3538 La Salle Chicago 

Davis ft Cooper 1920 Dsyton Chicago 

Davidson Dott 1305 Michigan Av Niagara Falls 

Dawson ft Gillette 344 E 58 N Y 

De Clainvllle Sid 1318 Douglas Omaha 

DeGrace ft Gordon 922 Liberty Brooklyn 

De Lo John B 718 Jackson Mllwsukee 

De Mar Lolo 746 Prospect PI Bklyn 

De Mar Rose 807 W 87 PI Chicago 

De Mario Apollo Berlin 

De Milt Gertrude 818 Sterling PI Bklyn 

De Oesch Mile M 336 So 10th Saginaw 

De Renzo ft La Due Trent Trenton N D 

De Vassy Thos Big Banner Show B R 

De Velde Ermond J ft Co 40 Bway Norwich Ct 

De Vere Tony Watsons Burlesquers B R 

De Verne ft Van 4572 Yates Denver 

DeWltt Burns A Torrace 8cala Copenhagen 

De Wolfe Lanier ft Linton Casino Phlla 

De Young Tom 156 B 113 N Y 

De Young Mabel 122 W 115 N Y 

Dean Lew 452 2 Niagara Falls 

Dean Orr Sisters ft Gallagher Majestic La 

Crosse 
Dean ft Sibley 463 Columbus At Boston 
Deas Reed ft Deas 253 W 80 N Y 
Deery Frank 204 West End At N Y 
Delaney Patsy Miss N Y Jr B R 
Delavoye Will Howes London Show C R 
Delmor Arthur Irwlns Big Show B R 
Delmore Adelaide Girls from Happyland B R 
Delton Bros 261 W 38 N Y 
Demacos The Auditorium Newark O 
Demlng ft Alton Americans B R 
Denman Louise 189 Rawson Atlanta 
Denton G Francis 451 W 44 N Y 
Desmond Vera Lovemakers B R 
Desperado Barnum ft Bailey G R 
Destiny 446 16 Detroit Mich 
Dlas Mona Bohemians B R 

Anita Diaz's Monkeys 

Direction AL SUTHERLAND. 
Weeks Oct. 3 and 10, Chicago. 

DUlae Max Forepaugh- Sells C R 

Dlvolas The 142 B 5 Mansfield O 

Dodd Family ft Jessie 201 Division Av Bklyn 

Doherty ft Harlowe 428 Union Bklyn 

Dolan ft Lenharr 2460 7 Av N Y 

Donaghy O Francis 319 55 Brooklyn 

Donald ft Carson 216 W 103 N Y 

Donegan Sisters Bon Tons B R 

Donner Doris 343 Lincoln Johnstown Pa 

Dorsch A Russell Queen San Diego 

Doss Billy 102 High Columbia Tenn 

Douglass Chas Washington Society Olrls B R 

Downey Leslie T Elite Sheboygan Wis lndef 

Doyle Phil Merry Whirl B R 

Drew Chas Passing Parade B R 

Drew Dorothy 877^ Av N Y 

Dube Leo 258 Stowe Av Troy 

Du Bois Great ft Co 80 No Wash Av Bridgeport 

Du Mars ft Gualtierl 897 W Water Elmlra N Y 

Duffy Tommy Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Dunbar Macle Bijou Tulsa Okla lndef 

Duncan A O 942 B 9 Bklyn 

Dunedln Troupe Bon Tons B R 

Dunham Jack Bohemians B R 

Dunn Arthur F 217 E Lacock Pittsburg 

Dupllle Ernest A 98 Charing Cross London 

Dupreez A DeYoe Majestic Washington Ind 

Durgln Geo Passing Parade B R 

JEANETTE Dl PRE 

"Nearly a Native Daughter." 
Levy's Cafe, Los Angeles, until Oct. 10th. 

B 

Eddy A Tallman 040 Lincoln Blvd Chicago 
Edlnger Sisters Trent Trenton N J 
Edman A Gaylor 1008 So I Richmond Ind 
Edna Ruth 410 W Green Olean N Y 
Edwards Gertrude Miss N Y Jr B R 

EDWARDS, VAN and TIERNEY 

REFINED ENTERTAINERS. 
This Week (Oct. 3). Alhambra, New York. 
Next Week (Oct. 10). Fifth Ave. 

Edwards Jessie Pantages Denver 

Edwards Shorty American E Liverpool Ohio 

Egan Geo Marathon Girls B It 

El Barto 2531 Hollywood Phlla 

Elber Lew bowery Burlesquers B R 

Elliott Jack Runaway Girls B R 

Ellsworth Mr A Mrs 22 Manhattan Av N Y 

Ellsworth & Linden MaJeRtlc La Crosse 

Elmore & Raymond Pantages San Francisco 

Elwood Perry A Downing 024 Harlem Av Bslto 

Emelle Troupe Bliou Jackson Mich 

Emerald Connie 41 Holland Rd Brixton London 

Emerson A Le Clear 23 Beach Av Grand Rapids 

Emerson Ida Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Emerson Harry Midnight Maidens B R 

Emmett A Lower 419 Pine Darby Pa 

Englebreth O W 2318 Highland Av Clnclnantl 

Ensor Wm Hastings Sbow B R 

Brslnger Mabelle B 216 I Central At Chicago 

Benaann H T 1294 Putnam At Bklyn 



Evans Allen Irwlns Big Sbow B R 

Evans Bessie 8701 Cottage Orove At Obicago 

E^aM^e^dj^ldnlg^Maldene^BJ^^^^^ 

LA ESTRELLJTA 

Now in 8th month. Featured Attraction. 

Portola Cafe, San Francisco. 

Evans A Lloyd 923 B 12 Bklyn 
Evelyn Sisters 202 Green At Bklyn 
Everett Gertrude Fads A Follies B B 
Bvers Geo 210 Loeoya San Antonio 
Ewen A Prince Pantages St Joe Mo 
Ewlng Chas A Nina 460 Telfair Augusta 

F. 

Falrchlld Sisters 220 Dlxwell Av New Haven 
Falrchlld Mr A Mrs 1821 Vernon Harrlsburg 
Fairfax Grace Colonial Warsaw lndef 
Falrbarn Jas Mies N Y Jr B R 
Falls Billy A 088 Lyell At Rochester 
Fantas Trio 8 Union 8q N Y 

FARRELL-TAYLOR TRIO 

Funniest Black Face Act In Vaudeville. 
Next Week (Oct 10), Oayety, Pittsburg 

Fawn Loretta Rose Sydell B R 
Fay Two Coleys A Fay Colonial Norfolk 
Felix Geo A Barry Sisters Sheaa Toronto 
Felsman A Arthur 2144 W 20 Chicago 
Fenner A Fox 639 Central Camden N J 
Fen telle A Vallorle Orpheum New Orleans 

DAVE FERGUSON 

Next Week (Oct. 17), Poll's, New Haven. 

Ferguson Frank 489 B 43 Chicago 
Ferguson Jos 127 W 67 N Y 
Ferguson Marguerite Hastings Show B R 
Fern Ray 1300 W Ontario Phlla 
Fernandes May Duo 207 B 87th N Y 
Ferrard Grace 2716 Warsaw Av Chicago 
Ferry Wm 5 Av N Y 
Field Bros Keiths Pawtucket R I 
Fields A La Adella O H Youngstown O 
Fields A Hanson Broadway Camden N J 
Fields School Kids Princess Hot Springs Ark 
Finn A Ford 280 Revere Wlnthrop Mass 
Finney Frank Trocaderos B R 
Fisher Marie Gaiety Girls B R 
Fisher Susie Rose Sydell B R 
Flske Gertrude Brigadiers B R 
Fltsgerald A Qulnn Bowery Burleequers 
Fltsgeralds 8 Juggling Girls Rlngllng C R 
Fitsslmmons A Cameron 6609 8 Green Chicago 
Fletchers 33 Rondell pi San Francisco 

JEANIE FLETCHER 

SCOTTISH PRIMA DONNA 

America Travesty Stars 

Pickwick, San Diego, Cal. Indefinite. 

Fletcher Ted 470 Warren Bklyn 
Florede Nellie Columbians B R 
Follette A Wicks 1824 Gates At Bklyn 
Forbes A Bowman Orpbeum Omaha Neb 
Force Johnny 800 Edmonson Baltimore 
Ford Geo Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 
Ford A Co 300 Fenton Flint Mich 
Ford Johnny O H Chicago lndef 
Ford A Wesley Proctors Newark N J 
Ford A Miller 26 Bray ton Buffalo 
Ford A Louise 128 8 Broad Mankato Minn 
Formby Geo Walthew House Wlgan Bng 
Foster Geo A Rlngllng Bros C R 
Foster Harry A Sal He 1836 S 12 Phlla 
Foster Billy 2316 Centre Pittsburg 
Fosto Rlngllng Bros C R 
Fox A Summers 617 10 Saginaw Mich 
Fox Florence 172 Fllmore Rochester 
Fox Will World of Pleasure B R 
Foyer Eddie 9020 Piervepont Cleveland 
Francis Winnifred Vanity Fair B R 
Francis Wlllard 87 W 138 N Y 
Franclscos 343 N Clark CBlcago 
Frank Sophia A Myrtle Miss N Y Jr B R 
Freeman Bros Girls from Happyland B R 
Freligh Lizzie Bowery Burlesquers B R 
French Henri Gerard Htl N Y 
French A Williams 821 W Blaine Seattle 
Frey Twins Temple Detroit 
Frlcke Wlllman Lovemakers B R 
Frobel A Ruge 314 W 23 N Y 
Funnan Radio Orpheum Memphis 

O 

Gaffney Sisters 1407 Madison Chicago 
Ojjrney_ J AjjH)3 Vernon Brooklyn N Y 

FIVE GAFFNEY GIRLS 

"Scenes lu a Dressing Room" 
Booked Kolid by W. V. A. 



Gage Chas 179 White Springfield Mass 

Gale Ernie 169 Eastern Av Toronto 

Oallager Ed Big Banner 8 how B R 

Garden Geo Girls from Happyland B R 

Gardner Andy Bohemians B R 

Gardner Georgle A Co 4646 Ken more Av Chicago 

Gardlners Three 1968 No 8 Phlla 

Gath Karl A Bmma 608 Cass Chicago 

Gaylor Chas 768 17 Detroit 

Genaro A Theol Majestic Corslcana Tex lndef 

George Al D Sam T Jacks B R 

Georgia Campers Empire Newark N J 

Germane Anna T Auditorium Qulncy Mass 

Gettlngs J F Marathon Girls B R 

Geyer Bert Palace Htl Chicago 

Gilbert Ella R Runaway Olrls B R 

GUI Edna Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Oilmore Mildred Gaiety Olrls B R 

Glrard Marie 41 Howard Boston 

Gleason Violet 489 Lexington Waltham Mass 

(JIOHe August Orpheum Portland 

Glover Edna May 862 N Emporia Av Wichita 

Goforth A Doyle 251 Halney Bklyn 

Golden Nat Hastings Show B R 

Goldle Annette Big Banner Show B R 

Goldle Boys Orpheum Webster City la 

Goldsmith A Hoppe Polls Scranton 

Goodman H 700 B 168 N Y 



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VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



RUN 



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In playing the greatest mind reading act on the American Stage, an act with the reputation that this act has won. For It will get you the MONET when your business Is 
bad. It will build up your business to etay. This act la Beautifully staged. And altogether is one of the most elaborate specialties of the kind that vaudeville baa lately aeen.* 





WORLD'S FAMOUS 
MIND READER 



A Mind Reading Act with unlimited possibilities. 



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Playing to Phenomenal Bualneaa every where. The results at the box office make the Managers wear a smile that won't come 
Oct. 3, Warburton, Yonkers DIRECTION ALP T. WILTON, 310 Putnam Building, New York. 






CAT 

World's Greatest and 
Best Musical Act 



The four musical Cates are without doubt, as they 
style themselves, the greatest musical act in the 
world. Their playing is a treat to music lovers. 
Each one is a soloist of high ability. Mr. Walter 
H. Cate, the world's greatest saxophone soloist, is 
truly marvelous, not only his tones, but his tech- 
nique also Is magnificent. Mr. Cate, the cornet 
soloist. Is the finest, beyond question, we have 
ever heard, with the exception of Levy, how dead, 
who was the peer of all the world. The others must 
be seen to be appreciated.— Dally News, Hot Springs, 
Ark. 




and FRANKS 

"THE PHYSICAL CULTURE CIRL8" 

■-C Circuit Comlac luL 



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MER HEWINS 



Present the Comedy Playlet, "IT HAPPENED IN LONELYVILLE." 

The Muscatine (la.) "Journal," Sept 13, said: "The comedy playlet. "It Happened In Lone- 
lyville," 1b which Toomer and Hewlns appear, proved a decided hit, the many ludicrous situa- 
tions bringing much laughter. Both artiste display real ability and their work throughout waa 
high class." 

Address: WHITE RATS, New York or Chicago Agent. A. E. MEYERS (W. U. M. A. TIME). 



DEAS, REED and DEAS 

Some Singing Some Comedy Some Clothes 

The real "Some" act will be In New York soon. 



LAURA 



BILLY 



HOUSTON KIRBY 



Next Week (Oct. 10), Bijou, Iowa City. 



A. E. MEYERS, Agent. 



Jackson and Margaret 

Novelty Singing Act "IN OLD KENTUCKY" 

Presenting America's Greatest Colored Lady Contralto Singer. Care VARIE TY, Chicago. 

DeRENZO « LaDUE 

BOOKED SOLID— UNITED TIME. 
This Week (Oct. 3). Chase's, Washington. Next Week (Oct. 10), Trent, Trenton. 

The Ben Hartleys 



Mr. Harney, The Originator of Rag Time)," having written all NEW BONOS and 

MUSIC (or the Act, SOLICITS engagements starting Nov. 12. 

Management J. WELLINGTON ELSWORTH, care Continental Hotel, San Francisco. 

Have $6,000 To Invest In a Good Proposition. 



C olossal S uccess M L, RADIE FURMAN 

This Week (Oct. 3), Mary Anderson, Louisville Next Week (Oct. 10), Orpheum Memphis First Americas Etfaieneit ii 3 years. £■ Itate. QrphMa Circuit 

THE GREAT HOWARD 

Will shortly produce a novelty In the ventrlloquial line. Playing the piano and manipulating 
the dummies which will sing at the same time. This season Orpheum Road Show. 



SCOTLAND'S PREMIER 
VENTRILOQUIST 

Management, JOE MEYER8 



A SUCCESS IN THE WILLIAMS HOU3B3 



MOFFETT and CLARE 
LAYP0- 



PRESENTING A POLITE SINGING 
AND DANCING OFFERING 



'Roses, Roses, Roses Bring Memories of You, Dear." 



BENJAMIN 



Will eall for Europe soon. HENNE9SY AND BOSTOCK, Managers. Wardrobe furnished by Davidson, Red Bank, N. J. 

When answering advertisements kindly mention VARIETY. 



WHO'S LOONEY 
NOW? 

Introducing the Hebrew character 
In a comedy acrobatic act. The act 
with a sensational finish. United 
Time. 



VARIETY 



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►odrlch Mitchell Hastings Show B R 

olmans Musical Orpheum Leavenworth Kan 

>rdon Dan 1777 Atlantic Ay Bklyn 

irdon 4k Barber 28 Bo Locust Hagerstown Md 

rdon ft Henry Academy Charleston S C 

rdon ft Marx Proctors Newark N J 

ssans Bobby 400 So 0th Columbus O 

ittlob Amy 000 N Clark Chicago 

>uld C W Marathon Olrlt B R 

>uld ft Rice 820 Smith Providence R I 

tyt Trio 886 Willow Akron O 

*aham Prank Marathon Girls B R 

'annon 11a Melrose Park Pa 

ant Burt ft Bertha 2B56 Dearborn Chicago 

ranvllle ft Mack Cherry Blossoms B R 

aves Joy Dreamlanders B R 

-ay ft Gray 1022 Birch Joplln Mo 

ay ft Graham Sydney Australia Indef 

een Edna Bowery Burlesquers B R 

een Ethel Temple Rochester 

eene Wlnnlfred Runaway Girls B R 

emmer ft Melton 1437 S 6 Loulsrille 

iffith John P Trocaderos B R 

•lffs ft Hoot 1328 Cambria . Phlla 

imes Tom ft Gertie WUUamstown N J 

•lmm ft Satchel 1 O H Watenrllle Me 

oom Sisters 603 N Hermitage Trenton N J 

-ossman AI 632 North Rochester 

over ARichards 2731 Bway N Y 

winl Qeaoette Washington Society Girls B R 

■uber ft Kew 408 4 At B Flint Mich 

illfoyle ft Charlton 808 Harrison Detroit 

lyer Victoria Miss N Y Jr B R 

lyer ft Valle 86 Cumberland W Green London 



listed W 11 lard 1141 Prytanla New Orleans 

ill Geo F Polls New Haven 

ill ft Briscoe 60 Orchard Norwich Conn 

ill Prichard ft Mountain Majestic Ft Worth 

illman ft Murphy Comique Buffalo 

ills Dogs 111 Walnut Revere Mass 

ilson Boys 21 E 08 N Y 

imllns The 51 Scovel PI Detroit 

imllton Maude Watsons Burlesquers B R 

imllton Estelle B 2036 N 31st Philadelphia 

imllton Jack 8 Plateau Montreal 

immond Gracia Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

impton ft Bassett 837 Poplar Cincinnati 

iney Edith Majestic Nashville 

iney ft Long Arch Chicago 

innon Billy 1630 No Hamlin At Chicago 

anvey ft Baylies 652 Lenox At N Y 

arcourt Frank Cracker Jacks B R 

armonlus Four Alamo New Orleans Indef 

arrington Bobby Serenaders B R 

arris ft Randall Sun Springfield O 

arrraon West Trio 600 81 Norfolk Va 

irt Billy A Marie Orpheum Des Moines 

art Stanley Wards 3446 Pine St Louis 

a/t Maurice 156 Lenox At N Y 

irt Bros Hagenbeck-Wallace C R 

artwell Effle Big Banner Show B R 

irvey Harry Hastings Show B R 

arveys The 507 Western Moundsrille W Va 

artman Gretchen 665 W 144 N Y 

assan Ben All Luna Villa Htl Coney Island 

astlngs Harry Hastings Show B R 

asty Charlie Majestic Ft Worth 

a swell J H Majestic Ellwood City Pa Indef 

atfleld Fannie ft Co Forestdale R I 

atches The 47' E 132 N Y 

3. F. HAWLEY and CO. 

THE BANDIT. 
This Week (Oct. 3). New Bedford. 
EDW. S. KELLER, Rep. 

swley ft Bachen 1347 N 11 Phlla 

ayes Margaret Watsons Burlesquers B R 

ayes Gertrude Follies of the Day B R 

ayes ft Patton Carson City Nev Indef 

aynes Beatrice Americans B R 

ayes ft Wynne 418 Strand W C London 

ayman ft Franklin Shored itch London 

ayward ft Hayward Orpheum Sioux City 

azelton Jas Washington Society Girls B R 

ealy Tim Gaiety Girls B R 

earn Sam Follies of the Day B R 

eath Frankle Big Review B R 

eld ft La Rue 1328 Vine Phlla 

Bnderson ft Thomas 227 W 40 N Y 

Bnella ft Howard 646 N Clark Chicago 

L'nnlngs Trcvett Chicago 

?nry Bros Vaudeville Lansing Mich 

enry Dick 207 Palmetto Bklyn 

enry Girls 2326 So 17 Phlla 

enry Jsck 41 Lisle Leicester Sq London 

enrys The Lyric Buffalo 

erbert 05 Moreland Boston 

erberts The 47 Washington Lynn Mass 

erberts Flying Sells Floto C R 

erlein Lilian Apollo Vienna 

erman ft Rice 420 W 30 N Y 

erz Geo 832 Stone At Scranton 

euman Troupe Hagenbeck-Wallace C R 

everley Great 201 Desmond Sayre Pa 

lckman Bros ft Co Gaiety Springfield 111 

111 Arthur Hastings Show B R 

111 Edmunds Trio 262 Nelson New Brunswick 

lllard May Sam T Jacks B R 

Hilar ft La Vette Barnuin ft Bailey C R 

3E0RGE HILLMAN 

The German Chauffeur. 
Material by J. Brandon Walsh. 

[Ills Harry Robinson Crusoe Girls B R 

Illman ft Roberts 309 So 13 Saginaw Mich 

olden J Maurice Dainty Duchess B R 

olmen Bros Linden Chicago 

olmes Ben Box 801 Richmond Va 

olt Alf Sydney Australia 

onan ft Helm O H Carlisle Pa 

ood Sam 721 Florence Mobile Ala 

opp Fred 320 Littleton Av Newark N J 

otallng Edward 557 S Division Grand Rapids 

oward Chas Follies of New York B R 

oward Emily 644 N Clark Chicago 

oward Mote Vanity Fair B R 

oward Geo F Big Review B R 

oward Comedy Four 983 3 Av Bklyn 

oward Harry ft Mae 222 S Peoria Chicago 

oward ft Co Bernlce 3000 Calumet Av Chicago 

sward & Howard Orpheum Oakland 

owe Sam Lovemakers B R 

owe Llzette Watsons Burlesquers B R 



Huegel ft Qulnn 636 Rush Chicago 
Hulbert ft Do Long 4416 Madison Chicago 
Hunt Robt Washington Society Girls B R 
Hunter Ethel 4029 Troost Kansas City 
Huntress National Htl Chicago 
Hurley F J 152 Magnolia av Elisabeth N J 
Huxley Dorcas E Vanity Fair B R 
Hyatt ft Le Nore 1612 W Lanvale Baltimore 
Hylands Three 23 Cherry Danbury Conn 
Hynde Bessie 518 Pearl Buffalo 



Imboff Roger Fads -ft Follies B R 
Ingram ft Seeley Bowdoln Sq Boston 
Ingrams Two 1804 Story Boons la 

MUSICAL IRVING 

"MIRTH AND MUSIC" 
Direction FRANK BOHM. 
1647 Broadway. N. Y. City. 

Irish May Watson Burlesquers B R 
Irwin Flo 227 W 45 N Y 

Irwin Geo Irwlns Big Show B R 



Jackson H'ry ft Kate 206 Buena Vista Yonkers 

Jackson Arthur P Colonial Plttafleld Mass Indef 

Jackson Alfred 80 B Tupper Buffalo 

Jackson Robt M Runaway Girls B R 

Jackson ft Long No Vernon Ind 

Jansen Ben ft Chas Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Jeffries Tom 160 Henry Bklyn 

Jennlers The 1308 I Washington 

Jennings ft Renfrew Temple Rochester 

Jerge Louis 201 Esser At Buffalo 

Jerome Edwin Merry Whirl B R 

Jess ft Dell 1202 N 6 St Louis 

Jess Johnny Cracker Jacks B R 

Jewel 263 Littleton At Newark N J 

Jewel ft Barlowe 3662 Arlington At St Louis 

Jobnson Honey 30 Tremont Cambridge Mass 

Johnson ft Mercer 612 Joplln Mo 

Johnson Bros ft Johnson 6245 CallowhlU Phlla 

Johnston Elsie Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Johnston ft Buckley Golden Crook B R 

Jones Alexander Grand Anderson Ind 

Jones ft Deeley Bennetts Hamilton Can 

Jones A Gil lam 10 Melrose Boston 

Jones ft Rogers 1351 Park At N Y 

Jones Maude 471 Lenox At N Y 

Jones A Whitehead 83 Boyden Newark N J 

Joyce Jack Circus Bush Vienna 

Julian ft Dyer 67 High Detroit 

Jundts Les Sells Floto C R 

Juno ft Wells 511 E 78 N Y 

K 

Karl Forsythe Atlanta 

Kane Leonard Orpheum Savannah 

Kartello Bros Peterson N J 

Kaufman Reba A Inez Follies Bergere Paris 

Kaufmann Troupe Orpheum Salt Lake 

Kearney A Godfrey 675 Jackson At N Y 

Keating Harry Blakes Wild wood N J 

Keatons Three Orpheum Nashville 

Keeley Bros Apollo Nuremberg Ger 

Keene A Adams 418 Strand W C London 



JIM F. 



THEM'S THEM. 



ANNIE M. 



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KELLY and KENT 



Kelfe Zena Keiths Pawtucket R I 

Kelley ft Catlln Sheas Buffalo 

Kelly A Wentworth Bijou Jackson Mich 

Kelley A Catlln 3533 Calumet Chicago 

Kelly, Lew Serenaders B R 

Kelsey Slaters 4832 Christiana Av Chicago 

Keltners 133 Colonial Plsce Delias 

Kendall Ruth Miss N Y Jr B R 

Kendall Chas A Maldle 123 Alfred Detroit 

Kennedy Joe 1131 N 3 Av Knoxvllle 

Kenney A Hollis O H No Attleboro Mass 

Kent A Wilson 6036 Monroe At Chicago 

Kenton Dorothy Alhambra Paris 

Kenyot Family Barnum A Bailey C R 

Kessner Rose 438 W 164 N Y 

Kldders Bert A Dorothy 1274 Clay San Fran 

Klda 333 St Lawrence Montreal 

Kins Josle Bowery Burlesquers B R 

King Margaret H Serenaders B R 

King Bros 211 4th st Schenectady 

King Violet Winter Gard'n Blackpool Eng Indef 

Klnnebrew A Klara O H Plymouth 111 Indef 

Klralfo Bros 1710 8 At Evansvllle Ind 

Klrschbaum Harry 1023 Main Kansas City 

Knickerbocker Trio Sun Springfield O 

Kohers Three 66-13 Wheeling W Va 

Koehler Grayce 5050 Calumet Chicago 

Koler Harry Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Konerz Bros Colonial Norfolk 

KoTarlck 427 12 At N Seattle 

Kranzman Taylor ft White Orph Now Orleans 

Kratons The 418 Strand London 

Kurtls Busse American Chicago 

Kurtls Roosters Erie Pa 



Lacey Will National San Francisco 

Lacouver Lena Vanity Fair B R 

Lafayettes Two 185 Graham Oshkosh 

Laird Major Irwlns Big Show B R 

Lake Jas J Bon Tons B R 

Lalor Ed Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Lancaster A Miller 546 Jones Oakland 

Lane Goodwin A Lane 3713 Locust Phlla 

Lane A Ardell .332 Genesee Rochester 

Lane Eddie 305 E 73 N Y 

Lane ft O'Donnell Orpheum Oakland 

Lang Karl 273 Blckford Av Memphis 

Langdon Lucille 565 W 144 N Y 

Langdons Bijou Flint Mich 

Lanlgan Joe 102 S 51 Phlla 

Lansear Ward B 232 Schaeffer Bklyn 

La Auto Girl 123 Alfred Detroit 

r * Blanch* Mr A Mr. TsMr 331* K BalMmora 

La Centra A LeRue 2461 2 Av N Y 

La Pelles Four 123 2d Decatur Tnd 

La Fleur Joe Forepaugb Sells C R 

La Failles Four Barnum ft Bailey C R 

La Fere Eleanore Miss N Y Jr B R 

La Gusta 224 E 42 N Y 

La Mar Dorothy World of Pleasure B R 



La Moines Musicsl 332 5 Baraboo Wis 
La Nolle Ed A Helen 1707 N 15 Phlla 
La Mere Paul 27 Monroe Albany 
La Ponte Marguerite Miles City Mont 
La Rue A Holmes 21 Llllie Newark 
La Tell Bros Strong Burlington Vt 
La Tour Irene 24 Atlantic Newark N J 
La Tosca Phil 135 W 32 Los Angeles 
La Toy Bros Orpheum Memphis 
Larkln Nicholas Runaway Girls B R 
Larose 226 Bleecker Bklyn 
Larrivee 32 Shuter Montreal 
Lawrent Marie Auditorium York Pa 
Laurie A Allen Auditorium Norwich Conn 
Lavender Will Big Review B R 
Lavine A Inman 3201 E 81 Cleveland 
Lavardes Lillian 1200 Union Hackensack N J 
Lawrence Bill Bohemians B R 
Lawrence A Edwards 1140 West'm'r Providence 
Lawrence A Wright 55 Copeland Rozbury Mass 
Layton Marie 252 B Indiana St Charles 111 
Le Clair Harry 245 W 134 N Y 
Le Grange A Gordon 2823 Washington St Louli 
Le Hirt 760 Clifford At Rochester 
Le Pearl A Bogert 401 Solome Springfield 111 
Le Roy Great Highland Salem O 
Le Roy Lillian Marathon Girls B R 
Le Roy Vivian Golden Crook B R 
LeRoy Vic 332 Everett Kansas City Kan 
Le Roy Chas 1806 N Gay Baltimore 
Le Roy A Adams 1812 Loesel Av Erie Pa 
Le Roy A Cahlll Bon Tons B R 
Le Van Harry Big Review B R 
Leahy Bros Harrison Pawtucket R I 
Lee Minnie Bowery Burlesquers B R 
Leestelle Eleanore Merry Whirl B R 
Lefflngwell Nat A Co Grand Portland 
Lelck A Keith Kings Dundee Scot 
Lenzs The 1818 School Chicago 
Leonard A Drake 1000 Park PI Bklyn 
Leon I Ruby Cracker Jacks B R 
Lerner Dave Americans B R 
Les Jundts 523 B Richard Dayton O 

BERT LESLIE 

KINO OF SLANG. 

With "Our Miss Olbbs." Knickerbocker 

Theatre, N. Y. C. 

Leslie Genie 361 Tremont Boston 

Leslie Frsnk 124 W 139 N Y 

Leslie Mabel Big Banner Show B R 

Lester Anna Park San Antonio Tex 

Lester Joe Golden Crook B R 

Lester A Kellet 318 Falrmount Av Jersey City 

Levlno D A Susie 14 Prospect W Haven Conn 

Levitt A Falls 412 Cedar Syracuse 

Levy Jules 47 W 120 N Y 

Lewis A Vanity Fair B R 

Lewis Chas 101 W 113 N Y 

Lewis A Lake 2411 Norton Av Kansas City 

Lewis Phil J 116 W 121 N Y 

Lewis Walter A Co 677 Wash'n Brookllne Masa 

Lewis A Green Dslnty Duchess B R 

Liscord Lottie Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Llssman Harry Hastings Show B R 

LlvrTinore A M Kentucky Paducah Ky 

Livingston Murry 830 E 163 N Y 

Lloyd A Castano 104 W 61 N Y 

Lohse ft Sterling 2016 Houston Houston Tea 

London ft Rlker 32 W 08 N Y 




A Refined Novelty Singing Act. 
Next Week (Oct. KM, Danville ft Champaign. 

Loralne Harry Big Review B R 

Lorraine Kentucky Paducah Ky 

Lovett Ed World of Pleasure B R 

Lower F Edward Hastings Show B R 

Luce & Luce Orpheum Salt Lake 

Luken AI Marathon Girls B K 

Luttlnger Lucas Co 536 Valencia San Fran 

Lynch-Hazel 955 Norwood Av Grand Rapids 

Lynch Jack 03 Houston Newark 

Lynn Roy Box 62 Jefferson City Tenn 

Lyons & Atwood Dunns Cafe San Francisco 

Lyres Three Majestic Little Rock 

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Macdonald Sisters 12 Bache San Francisco 

Mack Floyd Polls Scranton 

Mack Tom Watsons Burlesi|iiers B It 

Mack Billy 51)47 Chestnut Phlla 

Mack ft Co Lee 666 N State Chicago 

Mack Wm Follies of the Day B R 

Mackey J S Runaway Girls B R 

Madison ("has Trocaderos B It 

Mae Florence 43 Jefferson Bradford Pa 

Maher Agnes 575 Wabash Av Chicago 

Mahoney Wm I twins Big Show B It 

Maltland Mabel Vanity Fair B R 

Majestic Musical Four" Gaiety Girls B ft 

Malloy Dannie 11 Olen Morris Toronto 

Maltest Lewis ft Co Bway Lorain () 

Malvern Troupe G Irani Phlla 

Mann Cba<* Dreamlanders B R 

Manning Frank 355 Bedford Av Bklyn 

Manning Trio 70 Clacy Grand Rapids 

Mantells Marionettes 4420 Berkeley Av Chicago 

Marcell ft Lenett Gentry Show C R 

Mardo A Hunter Cozy Corner Girls B R 

Marine Comedv Trio 187 Hopkins Bklyn 

Mario Louise Vanity Fair B R 

Marlon ft Lillian 22 Manhattan Av N Y 

Marion Dave Dreamlanders B R 

Marke Dorothy Smith Fallshurg N Y 

Mario Aldo Trio <»l E 8 N Y 

Marsh ft Mlddleton 10 Dyer Av Everett Mass 

Marshall ft Kin* Golden Crook R R 

Marshall Louise Golden Crook B R 

MarteH Mazle 2083 Sutter San Francisco 

Mattlia Mile Ilathaways I^owell 



Clark Martinetti ? 



Martin Dave ft Percle 4801 Calumet Chicago 
Martin Frank A Sam T Jacks B R 



Martlne Carl ft Rudolph 465 W 57 N Y 
Mathleson Walter 843 W Ohio Chicago 
Mathlcus Juggling Family Dixon HI 

Sensational Novelty Entertainers 

JUGGLING MATHIEUS 

IN VAUDEVILLE 

Maxwell ft Dudley Grand Sacramento 
Mays Musical Four 154 W Oak Chicago 
Mazette Rose Marathon Girls B R 
McAllister Dick Vanity Fair B R 
McAvoy Harry Bon Tons B R 
McCale Larry Irwlns Big Show B R 
McCann Geraldlne ft Co 706 Park Johnstown Ps 
McCarthy Henry 817 N Hancock Phlla 
McClaln M 3221 Madison Av Pittsburg 
McConnell Sisters 1247 Madison Chicago 
McCormack Frank ft Co Polls Springfield 
McCormlck ft Irving 503 W 178 N Y 
McCormlck ft Wallace Sun Springfield O 
McCune ft Grar* 636 Benton Pittsburg 
McDowell John % Alios 627 6 Detroit 
McGarry ft McQ»rry Pennant Winners B R 
McGarry ft Harris 521 Palmer Toledo 
McGee oJe B Hathaways New Bedford 
McGregor Sandy Brigadiers B R 
McGuire Tuts 69 High Detroit 
Mclntyre W J Follies of the Day B R 
McMahon ft Chappelle Box 424 Bordentown N J 
McNamee Washington Spokane 
McWaters ft Tyson 471 80 Brooklyn 
Melk Anna Brigadiers B R 
Meehan Billy Sam T Jacks B R 
Mendelsohn Jack 163 W 63 N Y 
Menetekel 104 B 14 N Y 
Meredith Sisters 20 W 65 N Y 
Merrill Sebastian Alhambra N Y 
Merrltt Frank Peoples Henderson Ky 
Merrltt Raymond 178 Tremont Pasadena Cal 
Mots ft Mets 601 W 144 N Y 
Methren Sisters 12 Culton Springfield Mass 
MjByer David Pantages Victoria B C Indef 
Meyers Belle Majestic Montgomery 
. Michael ft Michael 320 W 63 N Y 
Milam ft Du Bols 826 10 Nashville 
Miles Margaret Fads ft Follies B R 
Military Four 670 E 24th Paterson N J 
Millard Bros Rose Sydell B R 
Miller A Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 
Miller Helen Passing Parade B R 
Miller Ford 26 Braxton Buffalo 
Miller ft Mack 2641 Federal Phlla 
Miller ft Princeton 88 Olney Providence 
Miller Theresa 118 W Grand Av Oklahoma 
Millers The Haag Show C R 
MUlman Trio Schuman Frankfort 
Milmars 214 S Wash Kokomo Ind 
Mints ft Palmer 1806 N 7 Phlla 
Miroff Princess Broadway Camden N J 
Mlskel Hunt ft Miller 106 14 Cincinnati 
Mitchell Bennett Miss N Y Jr B R 
Mitchell ft Cain Coliseum London 
Moller Harry 80 Blymer Delaware O 
Monacb Four Golden Crook B R 
Montgomery A Healy Srs Majestic Milwaukee 
Montgomery Harry 65 K 110 N Y 
Montambo ft Bartelll 36 Field Waterbury 
Mooney ft Holbein Woolwich Loudon 
Moore Helen J Columbians B R 
Moore Geo W 2601 E Allegheny Phlla 
Mooree Mabel Valenteene Empress Kansas City 
Morgan Maybelle Midnight Maidens B R 
Morgan Bros 2525 E Madison Phlla 
Morgan King ft Thompson Sis 603 E 41 Chicago 
Morrell Frank Orpheum Seattle 
Morris Felice Orpheum Seattle 
Morris Joe Dainty Duchess B R 
Morris Ed Reeves Beauty Show B R 
Morris Helen Passing Parade B R 
Morris ft Wortman 132 N Law Allentown Pa 
Morris ft Morton 1306 St Johns PI Bklyn 
Morris Mildred ft Co 250 W 86 N Y 
Morris Billy ft Sherwood Sis 223 Pontlao Dayton 
Morrison May Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Miss ALICE MORTLOCK 

Presenting "THE OTHER WOMAN." 
This Week (Oct. 2), Majestic, Denver. 

Morton Harry K Golden Crook B R 
Morton ft Keenan 574 11 Bklyn 
Mnsaev Wm Bon Ton* B R 
Mowatts Peerless Wlntergarten Berlin 
Mull Eva World of Pleasure B R 
Mullen Tom Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 
Mullen Jim Lovemakers B R 
Muller Maud 601 W 151 N Y 
Murphy Frances Dreamlanders B R 
Murray Elizabeth New Amsterdam N Y Indef 
Murray ft Alvln Great Alblnl Co 
Murray ft Stone 2045 E 18th Cleveland 
My Fancy 12 Adams Strand London 
Myers ft MacBryde 162 6 Av Troy N Y 

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Nash May Columbians B R 

Nasarro Nat ft Co 8101 Tracy Av Kansas City 

Nelson H P Follies of New York B R 

Nelson Chester Americans B R 

Nelson Bert A 1042 N Humboldt Chicago 

Nelson Georgia 2710 Virginia St Louis 

Nelson Oswald ft Borger 150 E 128th N Y 

Nevaros Three 804 12 Av Milwaukee 

Nevlns ft Erwood 231 Edgmond Av Chester Pa 

Newhoff ft Phelps 32 W 118 N Y 

Newton Billy S Miss N Y Jr II R 

Nichols Nelson ft Nichols Arcade Toledo 

Nlcolal Ida Bohemians B R 

Noble ft Brooks Majestic Rock Island 111 

Nonette 617 Flatbush av nklyn 

Normans Juggling Sells Floto C R 

Norton Ned Follies of New York ft Paris II Ft 

Norton C Porter 0342 Klmbark Av Chicago 

Norwalk Eddie 505 Prospeet Av Bronx N Y 

Nosr Bertha Gerard Hotel N V 

Nowak Major (' chase; \Va>;liiru:ton 

Nugent .1 C Orphf'Uin Salt Lake 

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Doll Fay Has N T Jr B R 

1*11 ft Gllmore 1145 Monroe Chlenfo 

llva Lyric Dayton O 

[den Gertrude H 2885 N Mosart Chicago 

l«boFnnilly^8^Charj^|^ro«iRdI^ndoo^ 

OUVOTTI TROUBADOURS 

High clan Instrumentalists. 
ader management JAMBA B. PLUNKETT 

Nelll Trio Crystal Waterloo la 

Nelll ft Regenery 592 Warren Bridgeport 

pp Joe Kentucky Belles B R 

r Rourke ft Atkinson 1848 B 65 Cleveland 

rpbeus Comedy Four Queen Jardln de P B R 

rr Chas F 131 W 41 N T 

rren ft McKensle 606 Bast Springfield O 

iborne Lillian ft Co Sun Springfield O 

Bbun ft Dola 335 No Willow At Chicago 

tt Phil 178 A Tremont Boston 

wen Dorothy Mse 3047 00 Chicago 

lavs The 48 Klnsey At Kenmore N Y 



ackard Julia Passing Parade B R 

alms Esther Mile 121 B 46 Chicago 

aimer Daisy Golden Crook B R 

aimer Louise Irwlna Big Show B R 

ardue Violet Follies of New Tork B R 

srker ft Morrell 187 Hopkins Bklyn 

srrls Geo W 2534 N Franklin Philadelphia 

aator ft Merle Hartford Htl Chicago 

atterson Sam 20 W 133 N T 

aul Dottle S Rolllckers B R 

sull ft Ryholda 850 County New Bedford 

lullnettl ft Plquo 4324 Wain Frankfort Pa 

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ayton Polly Bohemians B R 

earl Kathryn ft Violet Sam T Jacks B R 

sarse ft Mason Van Buren Htl Chicago 

sarson Walter Merry Whirl B R 

sderson Bros 635 Greenbush Milwaukee 

slots The 161 Westminster At Atlantic City 

Bpper Twins Princess St Paul 

iro ft Wilson 817 B Temple Washington U 

srry Frank L 747 Buchanan Minneapolis 

Btchlng Bros 16 Packard At LymansTllle R I 

Bter the Great 422 Bloomfleld At Hoboken N J 

hllllps Joe Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

hllllps Mondane 4027 BelleTlew At Kan City 

hllllps Samuel 316 Classon At Bklyn 

hllllps Sisters 776 8 At N Y 

lerson Hal LoTemakers B R 

Ike Lester Irwlns Big Show B R 

Ike ft Calame 073 Amsterdam At N Y 

Iroscoffls FiTe LoTemakers B R 

Isano Yen 15 Charles Lynn Mass 

lunkett A Rltter Foster Fulton N Y 

ope & Uno Majestic Milwaukee 

otter Wm Big Banner Show B R 

otter ft Harris Youngs Atlantic City 

owder Saul Follies of New York B R 

owell Eddie 2814 Chelsea Kansas City 

owers Elephants 745 Forest At N Y 

owers Bros 15 Trask ProTldence 

rice Harry M 034 Longwood av N Y 

rices Jolly 1620 Arch Philadelphia 

rlors The Tukulla Wash 

roctor Sisters 1112 Halsey Bklyn 

roslt Trio Rlngling Bros C R 

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uenn Mat ft Weis Brills Hotel Philadelphia 
ulgff ft Nlckerson Follies of 1010 
ulnlan Josle 644 N Clark Chicago 
uinn Mattle 536 Rush Chicago 

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adcllff Pearl Watsons Burlesquera B R 

almund Jim 37 E Adams Chicago 

alnbow Sisters 840 14 San Francisco 

alande ft Ralande Box 200 Cumberland Md 

am Bey OUle Washington 8oclety Girls B R 

andall Edith Marathon Girls B R 

anf Claude Hammersteins N Y 

apler John 473 Cole Av Dallas 

atelles The 637 Petonmeux Montreal 

awls A Von Kaufman Hudson Union Hill X .1 

awson ft Clare Loa^Angeles 

ay Eugene 5602 Pmirle At Chicago 

aymond Clara 141 Lawrence Brooklyn 

aymore ft Co 147 W 05th N Y 

eaves Roe Palace Nantlcoke Pa 

eded ft Hadley Star Show Girls B R 

edford ft Winchester Grand Indianapolis 

edner Thomas ft Co 072 Hudson Av Detroit 

edway Juggling 141 Inspector Montreal 

edwood ft Gordon 167 Dearborn Chicago 

leed ft Earl 236 B 62d Los Angeles 

eed Bros Majestic Birmingham 

eeves Al Reeves Beauty Show B R 

leffkln Joe 163 Dudley Providence 

:egal Trio 118 W Wash PI N Y 

I0HN P. REED 

ECCENTRIC MONOLOGUIST. 

Oct. 3, FOLLY. Oklahoma City. 

Oct. 10. PRINCESS. Wichita. K an. 

eld Jack Runaway Girls B R 

eld Sisters 45 Broad Elizabeth N J 

elff Clayton A Relff 78 Stlllson Rochester 

MYME REMINGTON 

xcluslve W. V. M. A. Route, Booked Solid. 

einflelds Minstrels Marlowe Jackson Tenn 
ensiles The 2064 Sutter San Francisco 
ese Len 1021 Cherry Phlla 
evere Marie Irwlns Big Show B R 
eynolds Lew Follies of the Day B R 



Reynolds ft Donegan Wlntergarten Berlin 

Rhoads Marionettes 83 W 8 Chester Pa 

Rlee Louise Dreamlanders B R 

Rice Frank ft True 6340 Vernon At Chicago 

Rice Sully ft Scott Polls New Haven 

Richards Great Orpheum Altoona Pa 

R leaner ft Gore 128 Roanoke San Francisco 

Riley ft Ahern 85 Plant Dayton O 

Rio Al C 28 W 125th N Y 

Rio Bros 1220-28 Milwaukee 

Rlpon Alf 645 B 87 N Y 

Ritchie Billy Vanity Fair B R 

Rltter ft Foster Hansa Hamburg 

Roach A B Vanity Fair B R 

Roatlnl Mile Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Rober Gus Bowery Burlesquera B R 

Roberts C E 1851 Sherman At DenTer 

Roberts Robt Bowery Burlesquera B R 

Roberts ft Downey 86 Lafayette Detroit 

Roberts ft Pearl 368 Grand Brooklyn 

Robinson Chas A Crusoe Girls B R 

Robinson The 001 Hawthorne At Minneapolis 

Robinson Wm C 3 GranTllle London 

Roblsch ft Childress 050 No Clark Chicago 

Roche Harry Sam T Jacks B R 

Rock ft Rol 1610 Indlsna At Chicago 

Rockway ft Conway Majestic Houston 

Roeder ft Lester 814 Broadway Buffalo 

Rogers Ed Girls from Happy land B R 

Roland ft Morln 208 Middlesex Lowell 

Rolando Oeo 8 Box 200 Cumberland Md 

Roode Claude M 210 Hawthorne Bklyn 

Roof Jack ft Clara 705 Green Phlla 

RooneyA Bent Greenpolnt Bklyn 

Rose Dave Rose Sydell B R 

Rose Blanche Cracker Jacks B R 

Rose Lane ft Kelgard 125 W 43 N Y 

Rose Clarina 6025 47 Bklyn 

Rosenthal Bros 151 Chaplain Rochester 

Ross Eddie G Majestic Charleston S C 

Ross ft Lewis Hip Woolwich London 

Ross Frank Trocaderos B R 

Ross Sisters 65 Cumerford Providence 

Rossi Alfredo Mr ft Mrs Two Bills Show C R 

Royal Minstrel Four 1417 East Salt Lake 

Royale A Stearns Pierre S D 

Royden Vlrgle Rose Sydell B R 

Roys Crystal Chicago 

Russell ft Davis 1316 High Springfield O 

Rutans Song Birds Orpheum Oil City Pa 

Rutherford Jim H Hagenbeck-Wallace C R 

THOS. J. 

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Next Week (Oct. 0), Orpheum, Denver. 

Ryno ft Emerson 161 W 74 N Y 

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Sabel Josephine Majestic Grand Rapids 

Salambo & Olivettes Majestic Ft Worth 

Salmo Juno Palace London 

Sanders ft La Mar 1327 5 Av N Y 

San ford ft Darlington 8060 Pengrore Phlla 

Saxe Michael Follies of New York B R 

Saxon Chas Big Review B R 

Scarlet ft Scarlet 013 Longwood Av N Y 

Schilling Wm 1000 E Lanvale Baltimore 

Sclntella 588 Lyell Av Rochester 

Scott Robt Lovemakers B R 

Scott O M Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 

Scott ft West 22 Division N Y 

Scott ft Yost 40 Morhlngslde Av N Y 

Scully Will P 8 Webster PI Bklyn 

Sears Glndvs Midnight Maidens B R 

Spaton Blllie Serenaders B R 

Selby Hal M 204 Schiller Bid* Chicago 

Senzell Bros 210 Arlington Pittsburg 

Sexton Cbas B 284ft Johnston Chicago 

Sevengala Keeneys 3d Av N Y 

Seymour Nellie 111 Manhattan N Y 

Sharp & Montgomery Majestic Little Rock 

LILLIAN SHAW 

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Cort Theatre. Chicago f Indefinite! 

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Shea Thos E 3664 Pine Grove Av Chicago 
Shean Al Rig Banner Show B R 
Shedmans Dogs Fair Hagerstown Md 
Shelvey Bros 265 S Main Waterhurv 
Shepard A Co James C 1604 Madtaon Av N Y 
Shepperley Sisters 250 Dovercourt Toronto 
Sheppell A Bennett Dreamlanders B R 
Sherlock A Val Dalle 514 W 135 N Y 
Sherlock A Holmes 2506 Ridge Phlla 
Shermans Two 252 St Emanuel Mobile 
Shermans Musical Co Alberta Can 
Shields Sydney Lyric Mobile Ala 



Bprague ft McNeece 632 No 10 Phlla 
Sprague ft Dixon 506 Mt Hope Cincinnati 
Springer ft Church 86 4 Plttsfleld Mass 



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Shields The 207 City Hall New Orleans 

Shields A Gaile Cornwall Can 

Shorey Campbell ft Co Ackers Halifax N S 

Sldello Tom ft Co 4313 Wentworth Av Chicago 

Siddons ft Earle 2515 So Adler Philadelphia 

Sldman Sam Passing Parade B R 

Slegel ft Matthews 324 Dearborn Chicago 

Silver Nat Watsons Burlesquers B R 

Slmms Willard 6435 Ellis Av Chicago 

Slmonds Teddy America*! B R 

Simpson Resell Big Revftw B R 

Slater ft Finch 10 N 3 Vlncennes Ind 

Small Johnnie ft Sisters 620 Lenox Av N Y 

Smlrl A Kessner 438 W 164 N Y 

Smiths Aerial Rlngling Bros C R 

Smith Allen 1243 Jefferson Av Bklyn 

Smith A Adams 408 So Halstead Chicago 

Smith A Brown 1324 St John Toledo 

Snyder A Buckley Fads A Follies B R 

Sockrant Bros Three 558 6 Detroit 

Somers & Storke Orpheum Rockford 

Sossln Samuel Hastings Show B R 

Spauldlng A Dupree Box 285 Oaslnlng N Y 

Spears The 67 Clinton Everett Mass 

Spears Anna Merry Whirl B R 

Spelvln Geo Sam T Jacks B R 

Spencer A Austin 8110 ■ Phlla 

Splssel Bros A Co Orpheum Portland 




Stadium Trio St Charles Htl Chicago 
Stagpooles Four Manheim Philadelphia 
Stanley Harry S Queen San Diego 
Stanley Stan 005 Bates Indianapolis 
Stanwood David 364 Bremen B Boston 
Starr A Sachs 343 N Clark Chicago 
Stedman Al ft Fannie 685 6 So Boston 
Stelnert Thomas Trio 531 Lenox At N Y 
Stelnman Herman LoTemakers B R 
Steppe A H .33 Barclay Newark 
Stevens Will H Serenaders B R 
Stevens E 135 So First Bklyn 
Stevens Paul 328 W 28 N Y 
Stevens Llllle Brigadiers B R 
Stevens ft Moore Columbians B R 
Stewart Harry M World of Pleasure B R 
Stewart ft Earl 125 Euclid Woodbury N J 
Stlckney Louise Hippodrome N Y lndef 
Stlrk ft London 28 Hancock Brockton 
St James ft Dacre 163 W 84 N Y 
Strebl May Gaiety Girls B R 
Strickland Rube Novelty Topeka Kan 
Strohscheln H 2532 Atlantic Bklyn 
Strubblefleld Trio 5808 Maple At St Louis 
Sully Duo Alrdome Chattanooga 
Sully ft Phelps 2310 Bolton Phlla 
Summers Allen 1056 W Division Chicago 
Sutton Sutton 251 W 30 N Y 
Sweeney ft Rooney 1434 Sumner Av Scranton 
Swisher Gladys 1154 N Clark Chicago 
Swor Bert Columbians B R 
Sydney Oscar Lovemakers B R 
Sylvester Cecelia Passing Parade B R 
Sylvesters The Plymouth Htl Hoboken N J 
Syts ft Syts 140 Morris Phlla 



Tambo Duo 40 Capital Hartford 

TAHBO m TAMBO 

Double Tambourine Spinners 

Tambo ft Tambo Hip Richmond London 
Tangley Pearl 67 So Clark Chicago 
Tasmanlan Vandanman Hagenbeck-Wallace 
Taylor M ae American Chicago 

Taylor, Kranzman and White 

Musical Foolishness 

Taylors Animals Rlngling Bros C R 

Terrlll Frank ft Fred 857 N Orkney Phlla 

Terry Twins Polls Springfield 

Thatcher Fannie Bon Tons B R 

Thomas ft Hamilton 667 Dearborn At Chicago 

Thompson Mark Bohemians B R 

Thomson Harry 1284 Putnam At Bklyn 

Thornton Arthur Golden Crook B R 

Thornton Geo A 805 Broome N Y 

Thome Mr ft Mrs Harry 288 St Nicholas AtNT 

Thorns Juggling 68 Rose Buffalo 

Thurston Leslie 68 W 108 N Y 

Tilton Lucille Main Peoria 111 

Tinker O L 776 8 At N Y 

TItoII Quartette High Life Cafe Mllwauk lndef 

Tom Jack Trio Temple Rochester 

Tops Topsy ft Tops 8442 W School Chicago 

Tracy Julia Raymond Bartboldl Inn N Y 

Travers Belle 210 N Franklin Phlla 

Travers Phil 5 B 115 N Y 

Travers Roland 221 W 42 N Y 

Tremalnes Musical 280 Caldwell Jacksonville 111 

Trevor Edwin ft Dolores Golden Crook B R 

Trlllers Hopkins Louisville 

Trolley Car Trio 21 Willow PI Yonkers 

Trozell ft Wlnchell 806 3 N Seattle 

Tsuda Harry Majestic Colorado Springs 

Tunis Fay World of Pleasure B R 

Turner Bert Idea Fon Du Lac Wis 

Tuscano Bros Grand Syracuse 

Tuttle A May 3887 W Huron Chicago 

Tydeman A Dooley 108 Elm Camden N J 

Typewriter Girl Temple Grand Rapids 



Uline Arthur M 1750 W Lake Chicago 
Uline A Rose Demlng Htl Chicago 
Umhaults Bros 26 N Jefferson Dayton 
Unique Comedy Trio 1027 Nicholas Phlla 

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Vagges National San Francisco 
Valadons Les 407 Thomss Newport R I 
Valdare Troupe Gaiety Springfield 111 
Valentine A Dooley Orpheum 8ieux City 
Valetta A Lamson 1820 St Clark Cleveland 
Valmore Lulu A Mildred Bohemians B R 
Van Chas A Fannie Temple Detroit 
Van Epps Jack Majestic Houston 
Van Dalle Sisters 514 W 185 N Y 
Vance Gladys Academy Charleston S C 
Van Hoven Keiths Phlla 

Van Oaton Eva Queen of Jardln de Paris B R 
Van Osten Bob Sam T Jacks B R 



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Vardaman Pantages Tacoma 

Vardelles Lowell Mich 

Vardon Perry A Wllber Unique Minneapolis 

Variety Comedy Trio 1515 Berth Indianapolis 

Vassar A Arken 324 Christopher Bklyn 

Vasco 41a Acre Lane London 

Vaes Victor V 25 Heakias Providence 



Vedder Fannie Bon Tons B R 

Veddsr Llllle Cracker Jacks B R 

Vedmsr Rene 8285 Bwar N Y 

Venetian Seranaders 876 Blackhawk Chicago 

Village Comedy Four 1012 Ringgold Phlla 

Vincent John B 820 Olive Indianapolis 

Vinton Grace Serenaders B R 

Vlolanl VaudeTllle Toledo 

Violetta Jdlly 41 Lelpslgerstr Berlin Oer 

Vogel ft Wandas Majestic Jacksonville 

Von Serler Sisters Marathon Girls B R 

Vyner Iydlla Rootos Beauty Show B R 

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Wakefield Frank L Runaway Girls B R 
Walker Musical 1524 Brookslde Indianapolis 
Walling Ida Watsons Burlesquers B R 
Walsh Helen ft May Dainty Duchess B R 

WALSH, LYNCH - CO. 

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Direction. PAT CASEY. 
Oct. 10, Family, Lafayette, Ind. 

Walsh Mealy ft Montrose Orph New Orleans 

Walsh May Dainty Duchess B R 

Walsh Martin Trocaderos B R 

Walters ft Weet 8437 Vernon Chicago 

Walters John Lyric Ft Wayne Ind lndef 

Ward Alice Reeves Beauty Show B R 

Ward Billy 100 Myrtle Av Bklyn 

Ward ft Harrington 418 Strand London 

Warde ft Mack 800 W 70 N Y 

Warner Harry E Rolllckers B R 

Washburn Blanche Washington Soc Girls B R 

Washburn Dot Princess St Paul 

Water Carl P Sam T Jacks B R 

Waters Hester Washington Society Girls B R 

Watson Billy W Girls from Happyland B R 

Wayne Sisters Dainty Duchess B R 

Weaver Frank ft Co 1705 N Baltimore 

Webb Harry Orpheum Montreal 

Weber Johnnie Rose Sydell B R 



E-CHOK-E 

SIOUX INDIAN GIRL. 
Direction, Norman Fiiedenwald. 
Oct. 8, Main Street, Peoria, 111. 



Welch Thos Runaway Girls B R 

Welch Tint Vanity Fair B R 

Well John 5 Krusstadt Rotterdam 

Wells Lew BIJou Jackson Mich 

West John Watsons Burlesquers B R 

West Al 608 B Ohio Pittsburg 

Weet Henry Bowery Burlesquers B R 

West Sisters 1412 Jefferson AT Bklyn N Y 

West ft Denton 185 W Cedar KalamSsoo 

Weston Al Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Weston Dan B 141 W 116 N Y 

Western Union Trio 2241 B Clearfield Phlla 

Wetherlll 33 W 8 Chester Pa 

Wharton Nat Portland Me 

Wheeler Sisters 1441 7th Philadelphia 

Wheelock A Hay Orpheum Ogden Utah. 

Whirl Four 2426 S Watts Phlla 

White Harry 1003 Ashland Av Baltimore 

White Phil Merry Whirl B R 

Whitehead A Grlerson Princess St Louis 

Whltford Anabelle 363 W 42 N Y 

Whitman Bros 1335 Chestnut Phlla 

Whitman Frank 183 Greenwich Reading Pa 

Whitney Tillle 36 Kane Buffalo 

AL. H. WILD 

THAT FUNNY FAT FELLOW. 

Murray Blee, Chicago, Representative. 

Wilder Marshall Atlantic City N J N 
Wiley May F Big Review B R 
Wllkens ft Wllkens 863 Willis At N Y 
Wllhelm Fred Sam T Jacks B R 
Williams Clara 2450 Tremont Cleveland 
Williams Cowboy 4715 Upland Phlla 
Williams Chas 2652 Rutgers St Louis 
Williams John Cracker Jacks B R 
Williams Ed ft Florence 04 W 108 N Y 
Williams Lew 1584 Bway N Y 
Williams ftDe Croteau 1 Ashton Sq Lynn Mass 
Will Isms ft Gilbert 1010 Marshfleld At Chicago 
Williams ft Segal Chases Washington 
Williams ft Sterling Box 1 Detroit Mich 
Williams Mollis Cracker Jacks B R 
Williamson Frank Runaway Girls B R 
Willlson Herbert Al Fields Minstrels 
Wills ft Hassan National Sydney Australia 
Wilson Fred J 14 Forest Montclalr N J 
Wilson Al ft May Dorp Schenectady lndef 



GRACE WILSON 



IN VAUDEVILLE. 



Wilson Lottie Princess St Paul 
Wilson Fred Cracker Jacks B R 
Wilson Bros Majestic Kalamazoo 
Wilson Frank 1616 W 28 Los Angelee 
Wilson Marie Queen of Jardln de Paris D R 
Wilson Llnle 175 Franklin Buffalo 
Wilson ft Plnkney 207 W 10 Kansas City 
Wilson ft Wilson Orfheum Memphis 
Wilton Joe ft Co lflsf Porter Phlla 
Winkler Kress Trio Family Lebanon Pa 
Wise ft Milton Brennan Circuit New Zealand 
Wlthrow A Glover Holty Tolty Co 
Wolfe ft Lee 824 Woodlawn At Toledo 

WOLF, MOORE and YOUNG 

"Vaudeville's Ohcrlr'st Trl<»." 



Woodall Filly 420 First Av Nashville 

Woods & Woods Trio Sh»\is HufTalo 

Wood Uros Dominion Ottaw.-i 

Wood Ollle B.14 W 1.10 N Y 

Work A Owrr Orpheum Kan Francisco 

Wright & Mirtrii " <".ior; a | Lawrence 

X 

XsxUr* Four 2144 W 20 Chicago 



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REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



HEDGES BROS, and JACOBSON 

RE-ENGAGED FOR 2nd WEEK 

at HAMMERSTEIN'S 

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AT THE WARBURTON, YONKERS, THIS WEEK (Oct. 3) 

Direction of EDW. 8. KELLER, Putnam BUg., New York 



BESSIE WYNN 



IN VAUDEVILLE 



DICK and ALICE McAVOY 



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HERALD SQUARE JIMMY" 



"KINO OP THE NEWSBOYS." 



Address care VARIETY. New York. 



Willa Holt Wakefield 



IN VAUDCVI 



KATIE EMMETT 



In Vaudeville 



Direction, A. E. MEYERS 



Succeeding Stella Mayhew as "The Goose" In "A Barnyard Romeo." 



WILL. R. 



LILLIAN B. 



DOYLE and FIELDS 



"TWO HAPPY KIDS." 
In Comedy, Singing and Eccentric Dancing. 

"TWO REAL SCHLAMAZELS " 




Montgomery Musical Dou 

Elaborate Novelty Instrumental Act 

WITH SOME REFINED COMEDY 
Address VARIETY, Chicago, III. 



ALBERT PENCH 

CHARACTER BONO DELINEATOR. 
Delectable In Appearance, Material and Ability. 

BOOKED INDEFINITELY IN SAN FRANCISCO. 
Address for tbe Present care VARIETY. Same Place. 




SOPHI 





TUCK 



The only double bounding cable act in 
the world 

The hit of the Bill this week (Oct. \\) 
Casino, Harrlsburg. 

Write for first vacant date. 
Care Variety, New York. 

H. HAItTMAN. 4 (iarrirrk 8t.. Covent Uar.lon 
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Playing Return Engagement Over Pantagea 
Circuit. Headline Feature Opening New Lo> 
Angeles Theatre. 



SOL 



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HOPPE 



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Presenting their NEW SUCCESS " THE COMMERCIAL DRUMMERS '* 



NEXT WEEK (Oct. lO). POLI*S. SCRANTON 



Coming East 

Open Time 

after 

Oct. 16 



16 MINUTES IN " ONE " 



ERA COMEDY FOUR 

POOLE ROOK8 SPENCER BROWN 

HIGH CUSS COLORED PURVEYORS OF COMEDY AND HARMONY 

Tremendous Hit on Return Engagement over PANTAOE8 OIRCUIT 



MAX HART. Manager 



Originators of 

Incline Head 
Slide 



Charbino Bros. 



This Week (Oct. 2) 

Pantages' 

Theatre 

Denver, Colo, 

Doing Nicely 



Al Sutherland 



This Week (Oct. 3), Greenpolnt, Brook yn M ^ w^w i*%~* i^ * ^ Director 

J Tin. i Next Week (Oot. IO>, Orpheum, Easton Pa 

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VARIETY 



35 



Taw Don Din 119 B Madison Chicago 
Yeoman (too 4S06 Gibson At 8t Louis 
Tost Harry ■ World of Plsasurs B R 
Toung Carrie Bohemians B R 
Tonng Ollte A April Grand Syracuse 
Toung A Phelps 1018 Baker flvanevllle Ind 

Z 

Zanclgs The 856 W 145 N T 

Sanfrellas 181 Brixton London 

Eaaell * Vernon 8eguln Tour So America Indef 

Zeda Harry L 1828 Cambria Phlla 

Zelser 4b Thome Wtllards Temple of Music 

Zimmerman Al Dreamlanders B R 



BURLESQUE ROUTES 

"L. O." Indicates show is laying off. 
Weeks Oct 10 and 17. 



American Empire Indianapolis 17 Buckingham 
LoulsTille .... „ , .. . 

Beauty Trust Garden Buffalo 17 Corinthian 
Rochester a 

Behman's Show Gayety Louisville 17 Gayety St 

Louis „... „ 

Big Banner Show Star A Garter Chicago 17 

Standard Cincinnati 
Big Review St Joe 17 Century Kansas City 
Bohemians Penn Circuit 17 Academy Pittsburg 
Bon Tons Gayety Detroit 17 Gayety Toronto 
Bowery Burlesquers Alhambra Chicago 17 

Gayety Detroit „, 
Brigadiers 10-12 Bon Ton Jersey City 13-15 
Polly Peterson 17-10 Luzerne Wilkes-Barre. 
20-22 Gayety Scranton 
Broadway Gaiety Girls Howard Boston 17 Col- 
umbia Boston .. „,_. 

Cherry Blossoms Star Cleveland 17 Folly Chi- 
cago 
Columbia Girls Gayety Omaha 17 Gayety 

Minneapolis ^ 

College Girls Gayety Kansas City 17 Gayety 

Omaha «„ „. 

Cosy Corner Girls Academy Pittsburg 17 Star 

Cleveland 
Cracker Jacks Gayety Toronto li Garden 

Buffalo ^„ „ 

Dainty Duchess Gayety Minneapolis 17 Gayety 

Dreamlands Columbia Boston 17-10 Bon Ton 
Jersey City 20-22 Folly Peterson 

Ducklings Empire Chicago 17 Avenue Detroit 

Empire Burlesquers Peoples Cincinnati 17 
Empire Chicago 

Fads A Follies Casino Boston 17 Columbia N T 

Follies Day Star Toronto 17 Royal Montreal 

Follies New York Waldmans Newark 17 Em- 
pire Hoboken 

Ginger Girls Columbia N Y 17 Casino Phlla 

Girls From Dixie Empire Hoboken 17 Bronx 
N Y 

Girls From Happyland Metropolis N Y 17 
Westminister Providence 

Golden Crook Corinthian Rochester 17-10 Mo- 
hawk Schenectady 20-22 Gayety Albany 

Hastings Big Show Westminster Providence 17 
Gayety Boston 

Howes Lovemakerg Gayety Philadelphia 17 
Gayety Baltimore 

Imperials Monumental Baltimore 17 Penn Cir- 
cuit 

Irwins Big Show Star Brooklyn 17 Waldmans 
Newark 

Irwins Majesties Casino Philadelphia 17 Star 
Brooklyn 

Jardln de Paris Star St Paul 17 St Joe 

Jersey Llllles Gayety Baltimore 17 Gayety 
Washington 

Jolly Girls Empire Newark 17 Bowery N Y 

Kentucky Belles Folly Chicago 17 Star Mil- 
waukee 

Knickerbockers Gayety Pittsburg 17 Empire 
Cleveland 

Lady Buccaneers 10-12 Folly Paterson 13-15 
Bon Ton Jersey City 17-19 Gayety Scranton 
20-22 Luzerne Wilkes-Barre 

Marathon Orris 10-12 Gayety Albany 13-15 
Mohawk Schenectady 17 Gayety Brooklyn 

Merry Maidens Casino Brooklyn 17 Empire 
Brooklyn 

Merry Whirl Royal Montreal 17 Howard Bos- 
ton 

Midnight Maidens Standard Cincinnati 17 Gay- 
ety Louisville 

Miss New York Jr Star Milwaukee 17 Dewey 
Minneapolis 

Moulin Rouge Buckingham Louisville 17 
Peoples Cincinnati 

New Century Girls 8th Av N Y 17 Empire 
Newark 

Parisian Widows Gayety Boston 17-19 Gayety 
Albany 29-22 Mohawk Schenectady 

Passing Parade Dewey Minneapolis 17 Star 
St Paul 

Pat Whites Gayety Girls Lyceum Washington 
17 Monumental Baltimore 

Pennant Winners Lafayette Buffalo 17 Star 
Toronto 

Queen Bohemia 10-12 Mohawk Schenectady 
13-15 Gayety Albany 17 Casino Boston 

Queen Jardln de Paris Empire Hoboken 17 
Music Hall N Y 

Rector Girls Bowery N Y 17-19 Folly Paterson 
20-22 Bon Ton Jersey City 

Reeves Beauty Show Empire Cleveland 17 Em- 
pire Toledo 

Rentz-Santley Murray HIM N Y 17 Metropolis 
NY 

Robinson Crusoe Girls Olympic N Y 17 Gayety 
Philadelphia 

Rolllckers 10-12 Luzerne Wilkes-Barre 13-15 
Gayety Scranton 17 L O 24 Casino Brooklyn 

Rose Sydell Gayety St Louis 17 Gayety Kansas 
City 

Runaway Girls Empire Toledo 17 Star & Garter 
Chicago 

Sam T Jacks 10-12 Gayety Scranton 13-15 
Luzerne Wilkes-Barre 17 Trocadero Phlla 

Serenade™ Music Hall N Y 17 Murray Hill 
N Y 

Star A Garter Gayety Brooklyn 17 Olympic 
N Y 

Star Show Girls Century Kansas City 17 Stand- 
ard St Louis 

Tiger Llllles Bronx N Y 17 8th Av N Y 



Trocaderoe Gayety Washington 17 Gayety Pitts- 
burg 

Vanity Fair Gayety Milwaukee 17 Alhambra 
Chicago 

Washington Society Girls Trocadero Philadel- 
phia 17 Lyceum Washington 

Watsons Burlesquers L O 17 Casino Brooklyn 

World Of Pleasure Standard St Louis 17 Em- 
pire Indianapolis 

Yankee Doodle Girls Avenue Detroit 17 Lafay- 
ette Buffalo 



CIRCUS ROUTES 



BARNUM A BAILEY 8 San Antonio Tex 10 
Beaumont 11 Houston 12 Bryan 13 Cor- 
clsana 14 Waxahachle 15 Ft worth 17 Ard- 
more Okla 18 Shawnee 19 Enid 20 Tulsa 

21 Muskogee 22 Ft Smith Ark 24 Texarkana 
25 Shreveport La 26 Monroe 27 Alexandria 
28 New Iberia 29-30 New Orleans 

BUFFALO BILL A PAWNEE BILL 8 San 
Jose Cal 10 Fresno 11 Vlsalia 12 Bakers- 
field 13 Santa Barbara 17-18 Los Angeles 
19 San Diego 20 Santa Anna 21 Riverside 

22 San Bard in e e 24 Phoenix 25 Luscon 20 
Blsbee 27 Douglas N M 28 Demlng 29 El 
Paso Tex 31 Del Rio 

CAMPBELL BROS 8 Starkvllle Miss 10 Ack- 
erman 11 Durant 12 Water Valley 13 Holly 
Springs 14 Oxford 15 Winona 17 Cannon 

DODE FI8K 8 Boswell Tex 10 Hagerman 11 
Artesla 12 Carlsbad 13 Pecos Tex 

GOLLMAR BROS 15 Brlstow Okla 17 Clare- 
more 18 Weleetka Junction 19 Ada 20 Ma- 
dlll 21 Durant 22 Hugo 24 Hope Ark 

HAGENBECK-WALLACB 8 Amerlcus Ga Co- 
rumbus 11 Lumpkin 12 Dawson 13 Albany 
14 Tifton 15 Fitzgerald 17 La Grange 18 
Talladega 19 Vesmar 20 Tuysello Miss 24 
Trenton Tenn 

MILLER BROS. 101 RANCH 8-9 St Louis 

RINGLINO BROS 8 Annlston Ala 10 Atlanta 
Oa 11 Rome 12 Chattanooga Tenn 13 Knox- 
vllle 14 Johnson City 15 Bristol 17 Ashe- 
vllle N C 18 Salisbury 19 Winston-Salem 20 
Danville Va 21 Durham N C 22 Raleigh 24 
Greensboro 25 Gastonla 20 Spartanburg 27 
Greenville Va 28 Anderson 29 Gainesville 
31 Atlanta 

ROBINSON JOHN 11 Alkens S C 12 Black- 
vllle 13 Branchville 14 Orangebury 15 Cam- 
den 17 Sumter 27 Jessup Ga 28 Helena 20 
Cochran 31 Jackson Ky Nov 1 Griffin Ga 2 
Douglasville 3 Tallapoosa 4 Columbiana Ala 
5 Blocton 

YANKEE ROBINSON 11 Campbell Mo 12 
Dexter 13 Rector Ark 14 Paragould 15 
Jonesboro 17 Clarendon 18 England 10 
Rison 20 Althelmer 21 De Witt 22 Stutt- 
gart 24 Brlnkley 



LETTERS 



Where C follows name, letter Is In Chi- 
cago. 

Where S F follows, letter le at San Fran- 
cisco. 

Where L follows, letter Is In London of- 
fice. 

Advertising or circular letters of any de- 
scription will not be listed when known. 

Letters will be held for two weeks. 

P following namee Indicates postal, ad- 
vertised once only. 



Adams Josephine 

(C) 
Adams R C (C) 
Adams Eugene (C) 
Adams H Geo (C) 
Adams R D (C) 
Addlngton Ruth (C* 
Adeal A Parker (C) 
Aette Anette (C) 
Ahern Chan 
Alexander A Hughes 
Alblsher Fred (C) 
Alblne (C) 
Alburtus Sam (C) 
Allaire Fannie 
Allen Frederick (C) 
Almont A Dumont 

(C) 
Altoun Grace (C) 
Alwarts Muilcal (C) 
Ameta (C) 
Ardell Llllle (P) 
Arlington Gene (C) 
Armarda (C) 
Aug Edna 
Austin Wm H (C) 

Baker Harry 
Baker Myron (C) 
Bard Edward (C) 
Banyan Alfred (C) 
Barlow Alice 
Harlow Fredk 
Barry Frank 
Bartlett Bernlce 
Barton Jack (P> 
Barton ft Fee (C) 
Beckpr Ned 
Bedlnl Victor (C) 
Bexar Grace 
Bell Arthur (C) 
Bell A Henry (L) 
Belmont Harry 
Benler Mrs. 
Bennett Dorothy 
Bennett Lura (C) 
Bergere Valerie 
Berraan Joe (C) 
Bernard A Harrison 
Bernard Nat 
Berrett J (Lt 
Berry ft Berry 
Bert Al (C) 
Peran Alex (C) 
Beverly Gladys 
Blanchard Evelyn 

(C) 
Blocksom ft Burns 

(C) 
Bowman Chas (C) 



Bragg Jack 
Graham Michael 
Brandons Musical 

(C) 
Brenon Herbert 
Brleder Fred (C) 
Brockway Harry (P) 
BTown & Cooper (C) 
Hrowder ft Browder 
Buckley Laura (C) 
Buckley Annie (C) 
Buckley Jack (C) 
Mullen W H (C) 
Burns A Clark (C) 
Burrell Jlmmle (C) 
Burt Glen (C) 
Burton Clarence (C) 
Mush Alex (C) 
Byrnes Jack 

Cadwell A A (C) 
Camley M (C) 
Campbell Flo (L) 
Campbell A Parker 

(C) 
Carmen Helen (C) 
Carney Don (C) 
Carter Sol (C) 
Carter Lillian (C) 
Casey Harry 
Cass Maurice (C) 
Cassady Eddie (C) 
Casselll Roslna 
Cell Chas fC) 
Chadser Marlorle(C) 
Chain Dell (C) 
Charters RIsters (C) 
Chevalier A (L) 
Chllders Grace (C) 
Chip A Marble 
Christie Will (C) 
Clark A Verdi (C) 
Clawson S H (C) 
demons Jas 
Clyde Ora (C) 
Cogswell Sarah L(C) 
Collins W D <C) 
Colby F O (C) 
Cooley May (C) 
Cornell Margaret (C) 
Cox Ray 
Cnxe Harrv (C) 
Crane J W 
franc F^and (C) 
Crapeau Harry (C) 
Crawford Lillian 
Cremona A K (C) 
Crockford Jessie (S 

F) 
Crotton Bros 



Cull J (C) 
Cunningham Jean 

(C) 
Cunningham A Ross 

(L) 
Cupltt P J (C) 
Curtis A Le Van (C) 

Dahdau Saad (C) 
Dale Reba (C) 
Daly Jas H (C) 
Daley A Well (C) 
Darmond Isabelle 
Darrah Chas (C) 
Darrell Trixie (C) 
Darts Daring (C) 
Darville Georgia 
Davis Hal (C) 
Dazle Mile 
Day Carlta (C) 
Dbbalesttler Animal 

CO 
DeButz Count 
Defrejl Gordon (SF) 
Defrey (C) 
Dekum Frank (C) 
Delmore Louise 
Delno Fred (C) 
DeLong W P 
Dennis Ada (C) 
Densmore Beth (C) 
Dermont Arthur (C) 
Devlne Eddie 
DeVoe Pasquellna 

(C) 
Dixon Chan 
Donovan A Arnold 
Doherty Mrs E T 
Dougherty Musical 

(C) 
Du Ball (C) 
Dunbar Tudor (C) 
Duncan Carl 
Dunham Wm 
Dunsworth A Valde 

(C) 
Dwyer Nellie (C) 

Eagon A Austin (C) 
Early A Lalght (C) 
East Fred (C) 
Earle Frank (S F) 
Edmonds Joe 
Edmunds J Coney 
Edward Dandy (L) 
Edwards A Glen wood 

(C) 
Blectra (8 F) 
Ellison Evelyn (C) 
Elona (C) 
Emerson Eddie 
Emerson A 8ummers 

(O 
Emmy Mile 
Ethelia Vlvl (C) 
Excela A Franks 

Farber Irene 
Fay Mrs H (C) 
Fay A Klrsnon (C) 
Feeley Mickey (C) 
Ferguson Dave 
Flnley Willie (S F) 
Fltzglbbon Ned 
Flalre Billy (C) 
Flynn Earl (C) 
Folson Gertrude (C) 
Fondo Mabelle 
Fords Four 
Fox Frank (C) 
Fox Kathryn (C) 
Francellas Great (C) 
Francis Adeline 
Franks Chas A Lil- 
lian (C) 
Fregoli Mile (C) 
French Ida (C) 
Fritz Leo (C) 
Froman Mr (C) 
Fuller Bert (C) 
Fuller Bill 

Garrett Sam (C) 
Ont M (L) 
Glbner Bobbv 
Wiener Chas'(C) 
Gilmore ft O'Dell 
Ollson Lottie (C) 
Gleason Josephine 

(C) 
Golden Happy (C) 
Golden Valeska 
Gonzalez Beatrice 

(C) 
Goell J J (C) 
Gordon Max (C) 
Gordon Steve 
Graham G E 
Gray Trio 
Green Jimmy (C) 
Green John 
Greenwood Barrett 

(C) 
Jrlffin Jas 
Gross Wm (C) 
Oruet J B 
(iypsy Girls Am (C) 
Haas Caroline 
Hagan A Hutcblns 

(C) 
Haines Walter Mrs 
Hall A Colbern (C) 
Hallett Joe (C) 
Hamlin Frank (C) 
Hanson Louise 



Harlow Jesse H (C) 
Harrington Mae 
Harrington A A (C) 
Hathaway Anna (C) 
Hawklna Jack (C) 
Hayes George Har- 
ris (C) 
Hayes Sully (C) 
Haynes Sisters (C) 
Healy Dan (C) 
Heath Bobby 
Helbing Ed (C) 
Herbert Cliff (C) 
Herman Harvey (C) 
Hewitt Rush (C) 
Hill H P (C) 
Hill Hamilton 
Hlrshorn Emma (C) 
Hoening Bella (L) 
Holtman Dick (S F) 
Hoppe Guy 
Hornbrooks Bron- 
chos (C) 
Horton Chas (C) 
Hudson Leon (L) 
Hunter Julia 
Huntington Val (C) 
Hunter Stanley 
Huxstables The 

Inglls Ous (C) 
Innes A Zay (C) 

Jackson Harold (C) 
Jackson Harold (S 

F) 
Jackson C H (C) 
James Chester (C) 
Jewett Karl (C) 
Johnson Frank 
Johnson Rose (C) 
Johnson Vlrglnla(C) 
Johnston Albert 
Jolson Al 
Jones Alfred (C) 
Jones ft Greiner (C) 
Jordon Bert 
Jordone Flying 
Julance Harry (C) 

K earns Jack (C) 
Keller Fred (C) 
Kellerher Maurice 

(C) 
Kelly Art (C) 
Kelso Louis (C) 
Kelton Mrs S (C) 
Kemp B 
Kirk Ethel (C) 
Klein W R (C) 
Kllmbeck A J (C) 
Klippel H T 
Kirchmeler Anna 

(C) 
Kohler Grace (C) 
Kroma Joe (C) 
Kroneman Evald 

(C) 
Kurti Lisle (C) 

LaCrandall L (C) 
Ladieux Chas (C) 
Lambert (L) 
Langdon Lucille 
Langton Lily 
Lnnnigan Joe 
Laredo ft Blake 
Laurent Marie (C) 
La Valle Ernie (C) 
Lawrence Fred 
Lawson ft Nanon 
Layton Mnrle (C) 
Leas Mary Jordan 

(C) 
Lehman L (C) 
I^eiKhton B»Tt 
LeMonts The (C) 
Leon Ed (C) 
I^eonard Bobby (P) 
Leonard ft Kllis (C) 
Lesso Nellie 
Lester Great 
Levlene Edward 
Levlno Dolph (C) 
Lewis ft Harr 
Llndholm C A (C) 
Lloyd Helen 
Lloyd Ray (f) 
Lloyd Helen (C) 
Lloyd Evnns 
I^orralne Olpn (C) 
Lorraine ft Dudley 

(C) 
Lowande Martin 
Lucler Paul 
Lusslcr Guy 
Lyman Twins (C) 
Lyons Sndle (C) 

Mack Chas (C) 
Mack Floyd 
Mankln (C) 
Manning Sisters 
Marango Chas (C) 
Marcus Henry 

(C) 
Margaret Jackson 

(C) 
Marshall Selina (C) 
Marshall Ella (C) 
Martin Daisy (C) 
Martlnette A Sylves- 
ter 
Maxwell Jos 
Mayers J (L) 
Mazon Bert (C) 



McCann Mr A Mrs 

(C) 
McCree Junls 
McCullough Carl (C) 
McCullough Carl 
McDonald Jas (C) 
McGlolne Edna (C) 
McGrath Thos 

(C) 
McLallen ft Carson 

(C) 
McWaters Arthur 
Mells Marvelous 
Melville A Devere 
Merrick Tom (C) 
Merrltt Hal (C) 
Mlddleton Karl 
Mllburn Burt (C) 
Miles Ben 
Mlley A Orth 
Millard Fred 
MIIIb Johnny 
Mitchell Abbie 
Mitchell Ethel (C) 
Monroe F H (C) 
Monhaupt M 
Montrell Chas 
Montrose Marie (C) 
Moore Juliet 
Moos H A F (C) 
Morris Jessie 
Morris Jos C (C) 
Mortimer Sisters (C> 
Morton Bessie (C) 
Moss Mr (L) 
Murphy J Theo (C) 
Murray Thoa (C) 
Murray John Fan 

(C) 
Mykof M 

Naughton M J 
Nelson Bert (C) 
Newell A Nlblo (C) 
Newton Chas L 
Nlblo Spencer (P) 
Nicholas Lew (C) 
Nolon Geo F 
Nubert Amanda (C) 

O'Dole Geo A Althea 

(C) 
OHara Flske 
O'Neill Ray B 
Ollfan Al 
Osborne Teddy 
Osborne Elmer (C) 
Otto Sam K (C) 
Otto A West (C) 

Packard Thad C 

(C) 
Paddock O D (C) 
Page F M 
Palmer Harry 
Parker Bessie (C) 
Parker Walter (C) 
Parry Charlotte 
Paul I A Kent (C) 
Pearce C D 
Perkins B J (C) 
Petroff (8 F) 
Phasma (C) 
Plunkett Chas B (C) 
Plunkett Jas B 
Poloff Sisters (P) 
Potter Billy 
Potter Harry (S F) 
Powell W O 
Preston Geo (C) 
Prlncton Jack 

Quealy Jas (C) 
Quigley Eli (C) 

Radcllffe Marie (C) 
Raffkln J (C) 
Raffln Louise (C) 
Randolph Fred A 

Gertie (C) 
Rankin McKee (C) 
Hay Elizabeth (C) 
Raymond Mabel 
Raymond Marlon 

(C) 
Reed O C (C) 
Reed Jack (C) 
Reich Felix 
Relnhard Wm (C) 
Relsner ft Gore (C) 
Rich Oeb F (C) 
Richards L (C) 
Richards Richard 
Rlddell Robt J (C) 
Rlddell Robt (SF) 
Rlddell Robt J 
Rlghy Arthur (C) 
Rlvlns ft Richardson 
Rlvoll Caeser (C) 
Robinson Alice (C) 
Roeberg Edw (C) 
Roehr Alfred (C) 
Rogers Clara (S F) 
Rogers Will 
Romany Opera Co 

Rosa LaBelle 
Rosa R 
Rosalre B 



Rose Art U (C) 
Rose Lillian (C) 
Ross Henry 
Ross Fred (F8) 
Ross ft Green 
Roth L (C) 
Russell A Ray (C) 
Russell Mr (C) 
Ruzlnski Marks (C) 

Samazoa M (C) 
Samuels Ray 
Sartells The (C) 
Savage A DeCroteau 
Schwarz Ada (P) 
Scott Jas W (C) 
Scott John 
Scott Norman R (C) 
Selley Mayne (C) 
Shannon Bertha (C) 
Shannon Irene 
Sheridan Verne E 
Sherman Charlotte 

(C) 
Shields Great (C) 
Shlltz One (C) 
Slegel Margaret 
Siegel Fannie (C) 
Slmms N (L) 
SlnKltiK Girls (C) 
Smiley Robt 
Smith C A 
Smith Jas H. (C) 
Smith ft Fowler (C) 
Smith Cant Jack (C) 
Snowden E 
Sorensen Lulu (C) 
Sprlngford Harold 
Staley ft 131 r beck 
Stark ft Ryan (C) 
Startup Harry (C) 
Steele Sisters 
Stone Belle (G) 
Stuart R (O) 
Suglmoto 8 (C) 
Sullivan Harry 
Sully Jack (C) 
Sully ft Hussey (C) 
Swan Edith B 
Swann Hal 
Sweet Chas 
Syretae Geo (C) 

Tanaka Kin (C) 
Tannehlll Edward 

(C) 
Tannehlll Bdward W 

(S F) 
Taylor Adamlnl 
Taylor Jack 
Temple D (L) 
Templeton R (L) 
Thomas Kid 
Thompson Violet 

(C) 
Tleden Graoe 
Trent Zlla (C) 
Turner W C (C) 
Tuscano Otis' 

Valmore Louie (C) 
Van Jack (C) 
Vastor A Merle <C) 
Vandetle Billy (C) 
Van Gladys (G) 
Van Ruth (C) 
Van Wormer (8 F) 
Varden F A (C) 
Vaugban Dorothy 
Vaughn Bmll (8 F) 
Vevy Lena (C) 
Vincent Henry 

Wakefield Wllla 

Holt (C) 
Walllnsley Frank 

(C) 
Walsh Paula (C) 
Walton Chinese 
Wanzer Arthur (C) 
Warne Dave (C) 
Warren Chan (C) 
Warren Fred 
Ward A Harrington 

(L) 
Warren A Francis 

(C) 
Washington ft .Tone* 

(C) 
Waters Frank (C) 
Waterson Henry 

(C) 
Watson A Dwyer 

Webber Chas D (C) 
Webster Ted 
Wei la Richard (C) 
West Ford (C) 
Wheeler Lew (C) 
Wbeelock Chas 
Willis A Collins (C) 
Wilson Doris 
Wlthro Nancy (C) 
Witt Cochran R (C) 
Wolf A Zadella (C) 
Wolfe Chas (C) 
Wood A Lawson (C) 
Woodward Clyde (C) 

Zanclg* The 



. STRASSMAN 

Attorney. 8f* Broadway, New Tort 
Theatrical Claims. Advice Free 



HAD TO OPEN ANOTHER NEW STORE 

The theatrical trade has outgrown ns again and we have to open another new store to 
take care of lt It'e right In the heart of things— at the head of Long Acre Square, almost 
opposite the clubrooma of the White Rata. This store will allow us to give you still better 
service. 

Have you seen the new steel fittings on the XX Trunks? We have outgrown the annealed 
east Iran, which the beet of the old-fashioned heavy canvas-covered wood trunk manufac- 
turers use. 



WILLIAM BAL, Inc. 



BIND FOR CATALOGUE V. BTJ1LB-RS OF HA I 

1578 BROADWAY AND 710 SEVENTH AVENUE, NEW YORK ■"*■- 



PROFESSIONAL 



TROWS 



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VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



CHARLES AHEARN 




"THE RACING MAN" 

PAT CA8BY. Agent 

CHAS. F. SEMON 

"THE NARROW FELLER" 

THE BROWNIES tn. 



II 



A ROARING FARCB, 

THE WAR 18 OVER 



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TOM BRANTFORD, Manager. 



Terry Twins 

The most remarkable human duplicates since 
Shakespeare's 



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TWO DROMIOS 



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Wilfred Clarke 



A New 



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FEATURED NEXT WEEK (OCT. 10). 
Keith's, ProTldence, R. I. 



SO LONG FOLKS 
We are travelling for O. H. WEBSTER. 

SEE MONTROSE 




Mary Ann Brown 



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THE GIRL FROM LONDON TOWN 

Character Singing Comedienne En-route S-C Circuit 

Direction JO PAIGE SMITH 

IS SP 



One of the screams upon 
the bill is Mary Ann 
Brown, a character come- 
dienne. Miss Drown hides 
her natural good looks 
under the most grotesque 
disguises and there are few 
young and attractive women 
upon the stage to-day who 
care to do this. Strong on 
wardrobe, looks and voice 
and a consummate actress, 
Miss Brown easily won the 
plaudits of the audience.— 
"Inland Herald," Spokane, 
Wash. 



JEROME 



JULI 



HUNTER 



Very Different 
Acrobats 

Playing return engagements over W. S. 
Cleveland time 



I CROMWELLS 

The most novel juggling act extant 




18 THIS A MAN? 

See the Cromwells' juggling act. 
Then try and solve the mystery. 

OPEN NEXT WEEK (OCT. 10) MORRIS 
CIRCUIT. 

Permanent Address VARIETY. New York. 



REX 



COMEDY CIRCUS 

DOCS, CATS, PONIES and 

THE HOMELIEST. MEANEST AND WISEST OLD MULE IN THE WORLD 

Booked Solid Until November. W. V. If. A. Time. 

PAUL DURAND, Agent, Longaara Bldg., Times Square, New Terk. 

BELL -RICHARDS 

Electric Novelties 

IN 

Musical Instruments 

Still Playing Sullivan — Considine Time 

Will be AT LIBERTY Nov. 28. Open it Retaliate 

Address Care WHITE RATS. 

1553 Broadway. New York City 




FRANK 



PAULINE 



BERRY 

Next Week (Oct. 10). Proctor's, Newark. 



AND 



BERRY 

Direction, MAX HART 



GUY 



FRANCES 



RAWSON AND CLARE 

" JUST KID 



NEXT WEEK (OCT. 10), LOS ANGELES THEATRE. LOS ANOELES. 



HARRY TATE'S C° 

FISHING MOTORING 



New York 
England 
Australia 
Africa 




HANNON'S 



ORIOINA 



act 



llMr }-scenery to mount it 
a- I talent to back it 




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Now Booking from 

Coast to Coast 



WILLIAM MORRIS 



INCORPORATED 



NEW YORK 
American Music Hall Building 



CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO BOSTON 

167 Dearborn Street Monadnock Building 413 Washington Street 

ACT! DHIRINO TO PLAT THB NSW BNOLAND CIRCUITS COMMUNICATE WITH OUft BOSTON OFFICII. 



NEW ORLEANS 
Maison Blanche Building 



Hammerstein's 
Victoria 



AMMEICA'S MOST 
FAMOUS TABOi< 
TT THMATKM. 



OPMN VBM YMA* ABOUND. 



Vaudeville Headliners 
•mi Good Standard Acts 

If you have an open week you want to fill at 
short notice, write to W. L. DOCKSTADBR. 

CARRICK THEATRE. WILMINGTON. DEL. 

Can close Saturday night and make any city 
east of Chicago to open Monday night. 

|if A Sal TT a?f\ T° r ° us Bun's Own Acts 
"AW I C.D SMALL OIRLS 

Height B ft. 8 In. limit. Who sing and dance, 
to work Is singing and dancing spectacles. 

Character Comedians to fill following 
vacancies : 

SILLY KID-DAQO-TOUOH-JEW 
Mama ram if all urns. 

CM AIM USE MUMAT1C PMMCEtl 

All must hare good voices for chorus and 
solo work, forty weeks guaranteed. 

The Qus Sun Booking Exchange Company 
Is not affiliated with the United Booking 
Offices of America. 

Address all communications to Jules Held 

GUS SUN PRODUCING CO. 

(New Sua Theatre) SPRINGFIELD, OHIO 

La Cinematografia Italians 

IB ITALY'S LEADING PAPER FOR THE 

Animates* Picture an. Phonograph Bssisess 

PUBLISHED FORTNIGHTLY. 

32-36 large pages, 8 shillings per annum ($160) 

Editor-Propr : Prof. GUALTIERO I. FABRI, 

la Via Arclrescorado, Torino, Italy. 

A. E. MEYERS 

Majestic Theatre Bldg., CHICAGO 

(Room 1206). 
CAN HANDLE ANYTHING from a Single to 
a Circus. Write or wire open time. 



THEATRE MANAGERS AND ACTS. 
We solicit correspondence from the best for 

Birr A VAUDEVILLE 
the Dig ^ CIRCUIT 

WHITE & ALBURGER. Mgrs. 
114 G St. N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. 

(Phone Main 6181). 
We lead In high class vaudeville acts for 
theatres and picture houses. 

NEW YORK PHILADELPHIA BALTIMORE WASHINGTON 



ERNEST EDELSTEN 

VARIETY AND DRAMATIC AGENT, 

17 Green St.. Leicester Square, LONDON 

Sole Representative, 

John Tiller's Companies Walter C. Kelly 

Little Tlch Fragson 

Always Vacancies for Good Acts. 



BRENNAN'S AUSTRALIAN 
VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT 

JAMBS BRENNAN, Sole Proprietor. 

WANTED: FIRST-CLASS SPECIALTY ACTS. 

FARES ADVANCED from Vancouver, Canada. 

SIXTEEN SUCCESSIVE WEEKS. 

FARES and BAOOAOS PAID by the manage 

meat from time of arrival until departure from 

Australia. ONE PERFORMANCE AT NIGHT: 

MATINEE8. WEDNESDAYS, 8ATURDAYS 

AND HOLIDAYS. NO SUNDAY WORK. Five 

per cent commission charged on all contract*. 

Only address, 

JA8. C. BAIN, General Manager. 

National Amphitheatre, Sydney. Australia. 

Cable Address. PENDANT. 



HYDE & BEHMAN 

AMUSEMENT COMPANY 

Temple Bar Building, Brooklyn N. Y. 

STAR THEATRE Brooklyn 

GAYETY THEATRE Brooklyn 

GAYETY THEATRE Pittsburg 

STAR AND GARTER Chicago 

ALWAYS OPEN TIME FOR FEATURE ACTS. 

BORNHAUPT 

INTERNATIONAL AGENT. 
17 Rue de Lac. Brussels (Belgium). 



NOTICE 



WE have moved into 
our new offices. 

WE are better equip- 
ped than ever before, 
to furnish Managers 
with quality acts. 

YOU, the manager, 
get the benefit of our 
long experience in 
selecting first class 
acts, and laying out 
shows. 

The first floor 

The Knickerbocker 
Theatre Bldg. 

1402 Broadway 
New York City 

Phone 1717 Murray Hill 

SHEEDY 

Vaudeville Agency 



BERT 




VEY 



INDEPENDENT CIRCU VAOOIVILLB 



Acta dealrtag time communicate. Address No. 92 La Salle St, Chicago. 111. 
EXECUTIVE OFFICES : 144-180 POWELL STREET. Baa Franclsoo. Calif. 

WRITE OR WIRE QUICK. 



EUROPEAN OFFICE 

BERLIN. GERMANY 

RICHARD PITROT, 

Representative. 



LOUI8 PINCUS. 
New York, Repre- 
sentative Oalety 
Theatre Bldg. 



Pantages Circuit 

VAUDEVILLE THEATRES, he 

ALEXANDER PANTAGES 

President and Manager 

SEATTLE 



OFFICES 

NEW YORK 

CMICAOO 

SAN FRANCISCO 

SEATTLE 
DENVER 



THE ENGLISH PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL 

Circulation guaranteed to be larger than that of any English Journal devoted to the Dra- 
matic or Vaudeville Professions. Foreign subscription, 17s. 4d. per annum. 



NEW YORK AGENTS— Paul Tauslg, 104 East 14th St., and Samuel French A Sons, 24-26 
West 22d Street. 

Artists visiting England are Invited to send particulars of their act and date of opening. 
THE STAGE Letter Box Is open for the reception of their mall. 

16 YORK STREET. COVENT GARDEN. LONDON, W. C. 

CHURCH'S BOOKING OFFICE 

STANDARD COMEDY ACTS. ETC. 
WRITE IN FOR TIME IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. 
Room 1114-5-6. Carney Bldg.. Boston. Mass. ONLY WHITE RAT CONTRACTS. 



WANTED, BIG COMEDY AND NOVELTY FEATURE 

Acts to writ* or wire open tlnW Booking Thalia, Chicago ; Joliet, Bloomlngtoa, Ottawa. Elgin. 
Aurora, Streator. Mattoon, 111. ; Waterloo. la., and other houses In Illinois, Indiana aad lows. 

DOUTRICK'S BOOKING EXCHANGE §5,i B Jf «SZ r KS. K .{ ,a SBCU.. 



CONFIDENCE 

PAUL TIUSIC. Vssi. Stessufcif aaeat 

104 E 14tt..N.Y. Tel 2099 Stuyvejini 



of your customers is required to build up a successful -busiaeas. 
I have arranged STEAMSHIP accommodations 4 TIMES for 
Jean Clermont, Arnold De Blere. Jordan and Harvey, Alios 
Lloyd; 3 TIMES for Bellclalre Bros., Sam Elton, Imro Fox, W. 
C. Fields, Hardeen, Arthur Prince, etc. Let me arrange YOUR 
steamship accommodations; also, railroad tickets. 



\AAIVI. "JOSH 



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ALONE ! ! ! 



WITHOUT A PARTNER ! ! ! 

Big 



CLUBS and Small TIME 
Any 



FRED MAR DO'S 
BOOKING AGENCY 

VAUDEVILLE ACTS WISHING TIME ON THE NEW ENGLAND CIRCUIT, COMMUNICATE 
WITH US. COLONIAL BLDQ., BOSTON, MASS (ROOM 522). 

PLAYING THE BEST IN VAUDEVILLK 

SULLIVAN and C0NSIDINE CIRCUIT 



GENERAL BUSINESS OFFICE 
SULLIVAN AND CONSIDINE BLDG., THIRD 
AND MADISON STKKETS, 
SEATTLE, WASH. 

FRED. LINCOLN, den. Mgr. 

BRANCH BOOKING 



GENERAL BOOKING OFFICE 
SUITE 5» AND 10. 135* BROADWAY. 
NEW YORK CITY 

CHRIS. O. BROWN, Mgr> 
OFFICE 8 



67 So. (Mark St.. 

Chicago, 111. 
PAILOOCDRON 



i« Green St.. 

I--. ii. lmi. W. C. England. 

B. OHERMAYEH 



1117 and lul Mnrk<t St. 
American Theatre BMk 
San Francisco. Cal. 
W. V. REESE 



Now Booking and Managing Acts 

Rooms 503 and 505, GAIETY THEATRE BUILDING, N. Y. CITY 

HARRY W. SPINGOLD 725 27 c ***KJ!Bg? Hou " Bldfl 




PRODUCED 
FOR SALE 
REPRESENTED 



CHICAGO 

Can Break Jumps For Acts 
Coming or Going, Either 
Coast. 



Henry Brown Amusement Exchange 

69 Dearborn Street, Chicago 



BOOKING VAUDEVILLE ACTS. 



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Booking all the principal opera housos and picture theatres throughout Canada. Immediate 
and future time to acts with class No limit for feature novelties. Write or wire to-day. 
THE GRIFFIN CIRCUIT. Variety Theatre Building, Toronto, Canada. 

FOR SALE OR RENT 

The YPSILANTI OPERA HOUSE, Ypsilantl. Mich. 
Modern In every respect. Seating capacity 900. Will rent, until sold, at $30.00 per night 
or $125 per week. Address 

DETROIT SOAP COMPANY. Detroit. Mich. 

AMERICAN CIRCUIT 

THEATRES and CAFES 

WANTED nt All Times All kinds of High Class Acta. MAVAGKIES TAKE NO- 
TICE Our Booking will Create Business for You. Wo hav.- th" iv.it urea at F ilar- 
les that are Right. 

TONY LUBELSKI, Cen. Mgr. 

When answering advertisements kindly mention VARIETY. 



S u I r « • ♦ ; T 7 - 1 S . Wn'li.mk I'.l.ljg . San Fr • :i. l<«-o. 



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VARIETY 



REPRESENTATIVE ARTISTS 



THE VENTRILOQUIST WITH A 
PRODUCTION 

ED. F. 

REYNARD 

Presents Seth Dewberry and Jawn Jawnson In 
M A MORNING IN HICKSVILLE." 

Direction JACK LEVY. 

Mr. and Mrs. 

Geie Hughes 

Permanent address, 601 W. 135th St.. New York 
'Phone 6080 Mornlncside. 



ILLII 



MONA 



BLAMPHIN and- HEHR 



The Chimpioi 



of Vaudeville 



Tat lest t*im SsJslatls ia WsetevBs 

Sam J. Curtis ■■» Co. 

MELODY AND MIRTH 
In the Original "School Act." 




Revised and elaborated into a acreamlng 

aaeceaa. 

AH our music arranged by Geo. Botaford. 

Next Week (Oct 10) Hamlin Ave.. Chicago. 

FOR SALE 

WIGGINS FARM 

Apply to THE CHADWICK TBIO 

Stuart Barnes 

JAMES B. PLUNKETT, Manager. 

"JOCK 

McKAY 

Scotch Comic, 2nd to none. 
This Week (Oct. 3), 
Orpheum, Montreal. 
Next Week (Oct. 10). 
Dominion, Ottawa. 
Doing big here, but the 
Boston shock nearly killed 
father. What I want to xrum 
know Is, Is Qulgley an J* 1 " 
Agent or a Stage Outlaw? FrftA? 

COy. BENTHAy 





LAMB'S 
AIMIKIN 



Oct. 3, Majestic. Bloom- 
ington, 111. 
Direction 
NORMAN FRIDENWALD. 



A Q fV 




It Isn't the name that makes the act- 
It's the act that makes the name. 




THE KING OF IRELAND 

JAMES B. DONOVAN 

AND 

RENA ARNOLD 

QUEEN OF VAUDEVILLE 

DOING WELL. THANK TOU. 

Director and Adviser. King Pat Caaey 




"I SHOULD SAY WE DID." 

Did we muss up our ears with some corn on 
the Cob? 

Did we have some of them Pancakes and 
'lasses 7 

Did we make a hit in Milwaukee this week? 

Did we take a good look at the tall buildings? 

Did we have a good time last week in Cin- 
cinnati? 

Did we put over some songs right off the 
"brain"? 
Next week (Oct. 10), Bijou, Minneapolis. 

VARDON, PERRY and WILBER 

Lottie Bellman 

Addreea care VARITT. London. 

J. LOUIB JEANNE 

MINTZ and PALMER 

"Tall OTHER HALF." 

A Claaay Singing and Talking Comedietta. 

An Original Playlet la "ONE" by Lonla Wealyn 



■0 



@m 



*Mkl 



GRACE 



Ritter - Foster 

ACROSS THS POND 
Address care VAUDEVILLE CLUB 

9S Charing Oroea Road, London. Bag. 

RAMESES 

THE EGYPTIAN MYSTIC 

In 

"THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLE OF MYSTERY" 

Orpheum Circuit, U. S. A. 

Business Representative, WILL COLLINS, 
London, England. 

or.^l WILL LACEY 

CYCLING COMEDIAN 
Til* Fallow That Waltzea 

and Sings on On. Wheel 




Originator of the combined novelty 
Hinging and Waltzing on Unievcle 
in spot light dark stage. Now Play 
isfl Sullivan Contirftae Circuit, with big 
success. 



Gartelle Bros* 

Introducing Singing. Dancing and 

SKATORIALISM 

DlreoUon JAMBS B. PLUNKETT. 



HOMER B. 



UAR8UEHTE 



Mason and Keeler 

Address: Max Hart, Putnam Bldg., New York. 




GAVIN -PLATT 
PEACHES 

Season Booked 
No. 7 Hawthorne Ave.. Clifton. N. J., L Box 140 

Ed Fennel: Lena Tyson 




A Tip Top Boy. Who? 

LENA TYSON 

Playing Orpheum Time. 
M. S. BENTHAM. Manager. 



MITCHELL, LEWIS aitf WELLS 




ST* HalMtfllfr irtt >* >'^ 
Amy Leslie, In the Chicago Netoa aaya of 
Mitchell, Wells and Lewis: "Recently three of 
the most noted singers of this claas • • • 
made a tremendous hit at the American Muale 
Hall. They call themselves The Rathskeller 
Trio and are immensely entertaining. • • • 
At first they do a perfectly serious song, and 
then they craftily lure the audience Into a 
laugh, then a hurrah, and then a tumult of 
laughter at rattling good rough comedy and 
good music. Their voices are fine, their com- 
edy special and their songs of that kind moat 
regarded witty and salubrious by the fly ones 
who know what they mean ; though they can 
be enjoyed by any sort of Innocent with a 
white conscience when deftly put over the 
lights." 

IN VAUDEVILLE. 
Permanent Address : White Rats of America. 

Marshall P. Wilder 



Bell 



ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. 

'Phone 196. 



BILLIE 

REEVES 




THE ORIGINAL DRUNK 

FOLLIES OF 1910. 

THIRD SEASON. 

Management MR. F. ZIBGFBLD. JR. "OS-XUVlf 

Colonial, Chicago, Indef. 

BARRY m WOLFORD 

THE TYPICAL TOPICAL TICKLE 

TICKLERS. 

Putting Over Another New One, 

"AT THE SONG BOOTH." 

JAMES E. PLUNKETT. Smart Mgr. 

carl HERMAN 



Now Playing United Tiane. 

Agent. PAT OASBY 



DICK 



KATHRYN 



FARNDM .nd DELMAR 

The Boob (Per. Ad.Vand.Coaa.Cl.) Prima Denaa 





"OH YOU CORK '' 

joe MURRY and STONE fkances 

Negro Delineators. Introducing Miss Stone's 

Planolog. 
Our agent. NORMAN JEFFERIES. 




MELROSE i KENNEDY 

Open for Burlesque 

ORPHEUM CIRCUIT NOW. 

4 MUSICAL KLEISES 4 

Featuring the two youngeat muslclaas In vaa- 
devllle. Address care VARIETY. 



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Reservations will be made in the order of receipt 



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IN RATES 



Single column cut, $15 (including costlof 
cut), with reading matter. 

Double column cut, $25 (including cost 
of cut), with reading matter. 



Advertisements May Be Placed Through Any Branch Office 



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(IN VAUDEVILLE) 



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PROVIDENCE "JOURNAL" 

KEITH'S THEATRE 

Rarely doe* vaudeville, even In these days of Its 
extreme alertness, capture quite as brilliant a feature 
for Its field as Mme. Maurlcla Moricbtnl, the gifted 
Hammersteln prima donna who heads the bill at 
Keith's Theatre this week, a feature which is sure 
to make Keith's the Mecca of music lovers. Last eve- 
ning's audienco was a particularly brilliant one, look- 



ing like a big society gathering of some sott. Mme. 
Morichini was one of the most brilliant of the Man- 
hattan opera stars last season and Providence people 
last evening considered themselves very lucky to have 
had an opportunity to hear the beautiful voice of 
which New York opera goers, by the abandonment of 
Hammersteln's season of opera, are to be deprived. 
All that has been said about the creamy quality, the 
wonderful flexibility and the faultless technique of 
Mme. Morichlni's voice were Justified last evening. 
Even cold-blooded Providence forgot itself and ap- 
plauded with* tremendous enthusiasm. First she sang 



a selection from "La Traviata," one of her big operatic 
successes; then "The Garden of Roses," a very pretty 
lyric melody ; and the ever-popular "La Paloma," which 
had new beauties as given by her and brought such 
thunders of applause that she had to add another num- 
ber and could have been adding them until now had the 
audience had its way. Incidentally Mme. Morichini 
was a delight to the eve as well as the ear, being un- 
questionably one of the most beautiful, in face and 
figure, of the prima donnas who graced the New York 
stage last winter, not excepting Mary Oarden or the 
much-discussed Cavalierl. 



IN 



I, Representative 



After a week at the COLISEUM, LONDON, booked immediately into the EMPIRE 

LEICESTER SQUARE, LONDON 

ABSOLUTELY THE FIRST HEBREW COMEDIAN ENGAGED TO PLAY THIS THEATRE 





H. B. MARINELLI 

English Representative 



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Give My Regards. to Broadway" 
"Perseverance Never Fails" 



B. A. MYERS 

American Representative 





This week ( Oct. 3), Shea's, Toronto. 
Next week (Oct. 10), Keith's, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Still drifting around, doing stagey work through the kindnesses of the Manager, and 

That Other Fellow, PAT CASEY 



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and His Own Company 

In the Most Gripping Heart Story Ever Told In Play 

"THE OATH" 

By SEUMAS MAC M ANUS] 

Adapted and Arranged for Vaudeville by 

MR. KEENAN 

An Incident of Irish Life in Ireland Today 

& PROCTOR'S FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, Next Week (Oct 




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MORRIS' WESTERN CIRCUIT 

IN RUMOR FACTORY GRIND 

The Vaudeville Manager Leaves Suddenly for the Coast. 

Reported Hasty Departure May Have Been Brought 

About by Marc Klaw's Presence in the Far West. 



William Morris left hastily for the 
west Thursday. He will not make 
any stops east of Denver, remaining 
in that city for but a few hours, rush- 
ing from there to Salt Lake City, 
where his stay will also be brief, for 
San Francisco is his objective point. 

That Morris should make the trip to 
the coast is evidently the result of a 
sudden decision. Only last week he 
returned from a visit of the houses 
on his circuit as far west as Omaha. 
It may be possible that the deal that 
Marc Klaw of the Syndicate has Just 
completed with Messrs. Gottlob and 
Marx in the Golden Gate city has 
something to do with the hasty depart- 
ure of the president of William Morris, 
Inc., Eastern and Western, for the Pa- 
cific Coast. 

Advices from Frisco early in the 
week told of an announcement that the 
Morris house in that city would be 
ready for occupancy the first of the 
new year. On top of this came the 
story of Klaw arranging for a circuit 
of theatres In all of the prominent 
cities of the north and southwest, with 
the Columbia in San Francisco as the 
first link In the Pacific chain. 

It is well known that K. & E. have 
been left without a foothold in that 
section of the country since John Cort 
and his associates joined the "Open 
Door" movement. It has been K. & 
E.'s desire to seize upon any avail- 
able theatres suitable for their pur- 
poses. The string of houses that the 
William Morris, Inc., Western, pic 1- 
ned, some of which are nearly com- 
pleted while others are In the course 
of construction or contemplated, would 
be admirably suited for the attrac- 
tions of the "Syndicate." 

During the time of the Martin Beck- 
Morris Meyerflcld-Willlam Morris ne- 
gotiation's for a vaudeville compact 



with the "opposition" (Morris) Klaw 
& Erlinger were almost Insistent upon 
Morris delivering his then uncom- 
pleted circuit over to them. The 
Shuberts also wanted the houses, prin- 
cipally to keep them from K. & E. 

With the temporary termination of 
the talk between Morris and Beck, 
which was brought about through the 
difference In opinion over the dispo- 
sition of Morris' western theatres, K. 
& E. may have started on another 
tack (through "Big Tim" Sullivan) 
to secure the western properties. It 
may have been one of Klaw's purposes 
in proceeding westward to look the 
Morris houses and sites over. With 
Mr. Meyerfleld in San Francisco Just 
now, and Morris on the ground, it 
might mean something either way for 
Morris to be where he could talk busi- 
ness to his associates in the William 
Morris Western corporation. 

Though the Frisco house opens in 
Jan., unless some other connection is 
made, the "jump" for the Morris 
booking office to maneuver will be 
from Omaha and return. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S BROADWAY 
BOOKING. 

The new Ilammerstein comic opera 
is due to arrive at the Broadway Thea- 
tre Oct. 31, displacing the Marie Ca- 
hill show now there. "Hans" is to 
continue at the Manhattan Opera 
House. 



JOHNSTONE'S MACHINE WRECKED 

St. Louis, Oct. 13. 
The Wright biplane of Ralph John- 
stone was wrecked Monday after- 
noon, as the flier was taking a short 
turn near the ground. Johnstone was 
slightly hurt. 



FRAZEE-LEDERER SPLIT? 

Chicago, Oct. 1::. 

It is reported on fairly good au- 
thority that Harry H. Frazee and Geo. 
W. Lederer have reached the parting 
of the ways in their theatrical part- 
nership. From understanding it be- 
came a matter whether Frazee or Led- 
erer would jump out first. 

The story is that Lederer takes 
"Mme. Sherry" for his share of the 
dissolution and remains with Klaw & 
Erlanger. Frazee has "Jumping Ju- 
piter" now at the Cort. Through 
working with John Cort, who has 
twenty shares of the Cort theatre 
stock — with Sport Hermann and Fra- 
zee each holding forty — that house is 
thrown into the Shubert column, and 
will house "The Aeroplane Girl," com- 
mencing Sunday night, "Jumping Ju- 
piter" taking to the road. Frazee and 
Lederer between them owned the Rich- 
ard Carle "Jupiter" show. Al. H. 
Woods is a partner with the other two 
In "Mme. Sherry." It is said the 
musical piece now at the New Amster- 
dam theatre, New York, is represented 
by a corporation, and that the three 
men held a one-third interest each. 



FIELDS MAKING ENGAGEMENTS. 

Engagements for the new Lew 
Fields Winter Garden, due to open 
at the New Year, are being entered. 
Charles J. Ross has agreed to play 
in the first production, and it is said 
James J. Morton will be another mem- 
ber of the cast. 



150 IN HICKS PIECE. 

London, Oct. 5. 

Seymour Hicks will be the next big 
attraction at the Coliseum to follow 
immediately after Sarah Bernhardt. 

Mr. Hicks will appear in the battle 
scene from "Richard the Third," with 
1.10 people used c.11 the stage in the 
production. 



GOOD NIGHTS HISINESS. 

New Orleans, Oct. i:j. 

A burglar broke into the picture 
theatre of one Felix, cracked the safe, 
and stole $4.30. one night's receipts. 

He left behind a kit of burglar's 
tools that Felix realized eight dollars 
on. 'Tis said that because of his good 
fortune. Felix is civing his patron* an 
extra film. 



TOLA IRE WRITES A SKETCH. 

(Special cable to Vaiuktv.) 

Paris, Oct. 12. 

Polaire will appear at the Moulin 
Rouge Oct. 18 in a sketch written by 
herself. It is said that later she will 
present it in New York. 

Gaby Deslys has been engaged to 
play Iji the revue at the Follies Ber- 
gere in December. 

The revue announced for the Olym- 
pia Oct. 20 is not ready. The Olym- 
pla will close Oct. 1G for rehearsals. 
It may reopen on the announced date 
with the piece. 



"THE JUDGE" PUTS IT OVER. 

(Special Cable to VxniKTY.) 
Sydney, Australia, Oct. 11. 
Walter C. Kelly, opening at the 
Opera House, Melbourne, yesterday, 
scored one big hit. 

Daly and O'Brien, the American 
dancers, also appearing in Australia 
for the first time, found emphatic suc- 
cess at the Gaiety, in that city. 



STUART WON'T RETURN. 

About Oct. 26, Stuart, "The Male 
I'attl," is booked to sail for Europe, 
"never to return to America," says 
tiie female impersonator. 

Abroad he holds contracts for book- 
ings for three years consecutively. On 
the other side Mr. Stuart says you 
know where you are at beyond a week 
ahead. Over here according to the 
artist it's difficult to even be sure on 
the week alone. The booking system 
has placed Stuart in the frame of 
mind where he does not wish to see 
his mother country while remaining 
on the stage. This week Stuart is at 
the Bronx. 

Mr. Stuart's opinion of the vaude- 
ville system of booking in the States 
will bo coincided with by any num- 
ber of acts, although an exception 
should bo made with the Orpheum, 
Sulllvan-Considine and Pan tapes Cir- 
cuits, besides some "small lime" book- 
ings. In the west the managers can 
give a rout", and \vli<n tlicy do can 
have it played as routod. 

WELL. WHY NOT.' 

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VARIETY 



MANY MORE "SUNDAYS." 

From the outlook New York will be 
a field of "Sunday shows" goon. The 
Loew Circuit opens the Sabbath con- 
certs at the Herald Square this Sun- 
day, playing six acts with pictures to 
an admission scale of 15-50. The 
Circle starts at the same time with 
Loew bookings for Sundays only, at 
the regular Loew scale (10-15-25). 

It is reported about that nearly 
every Shubert house In Greater New 
York will be playing Sunday concerts 
soon, If the two now to be opened are 
found profitable. The next list will 
likely start with the Broadway the- 
atre. 

The West End haa been having its 
Sunday entertainment provided by the 
Loew agency for a couple of seasons. 
During the week the West End gives 
the Shubert shows a change to see the 
worst part of Harlem. 

It is reported that with the excep- 
tion of the Circle (which the Loew Cir- 
cuit and the Shuberts play Sundays on 
a sharing basis), all the other thea- 
tres are rented by Loew for the day, 
the daily rental running between $300 
and $500 for each house. The Broad- 
way is expected to start Sunday, Oct. 
23. 

"Barring" will likely follow the 
opening of the Shubert theatre for 
Sunday concerts. The Loew agency 
may have to go outside its regular 
weekly bookings for bills, Loew's pro- 
grams play a full seven days. 

The United Booking Offices and 
William Morris are likely to offer the 
same objections to acts playing the 
big theatres on Sundays that they 
have previously made, when Sunday 
shows in opposition to their own the- 
atres started. 



NO CHANCE FOR CHASE. 

If there is a baseball week at the 
American commencing Oct. 24, Hal 
Chase will not be a participant. Mr. 
Chase says Frank Farrell, owner of 
"The Yanks," objects to me "mak- 
ing a fool of myself on the stage." 

Should the "Yanks" win the post- 
season series with the "Giants," 
which commences Thursday, Russel 
Ford and his catcher, Sweeney, will 
probably go on as the attraction. 



HOLDS GERTRUDE OVER. 

Cincinnati, Oct. 13. 

Gertrude Hoffman has been held 
over as the feature attraction at the 
Columbia for next week. Miss Hoff- 
mann opened last Sunday to the big- 
gest turnaway the Columbia has ever 
had. 

Eva Tanguay returns to the Colum- 
bia Oct. 24 for a week, resuming her 
bookings which were interrupted at 
the house through illness. 



NO SCHOOL OF MORALS. 

Boston, Oct. 13. 

Director Henry Russell of the Bos- 
ton Opera House told the newspapers 
this week that Cavalier! would ap- 
pear in Boston unless the public pe- 
titioned to keep her out because she 
rould neither sing nor act. 

"I'm not running a school for mor- 
als," said Mr. Russell. "I don't care 
who Cavalierl married. She can sing, 
that's enough." 



EXPECTED DEVELOPMENTS. 

Chicago, Oct. 13. 

Nothing developed from last week's 
meeting of out of town vaudeville 
managers, although it Is the general 
belief that at the session which is to 
be held next Tuesday, Oct. 18, a 
permanent organization will be form- 
ed. 

At last Friday's meeting Louis 
Schlndler was voted president with 
A. A. Freudenwald, of the Barrison, 
Waukegan, secretary. The discussioL 
pointed to the eventual organi- 
zation of a vaudeville managers' as- 
sociation, the expected purpose of 
which Is to be mutual benefit through 
talk 8 on business, policies, rating of 
acts, salaries, and matters generally 
interesting to "small time" managers. 
The call for the meeting was signed 
by H. Trlnz, Milwaukee, A. Siegfried. 
Decatur, J. D. Pilmor, Bay City, Louis 
Schlndler, Chicago, and Ed. Bleder- 
stadt, Madison. It may seem sig- 
nificant that all these managers book 
through the W. V. A. 

While a few independent house 
managers were present at the first 
meeting, the attendance was largely 
made up of managers booking through 
"The Association." 

The developments at next Tues- 
day's meeting are problematical. No 
one can be found who cares to ven- 
ture any prediction. It seems to be 
generally accepted as a fact however, 
that the "Mutual Benefit" thing is a 
cover for some important changes 
which may eventuate in the matter of 
bookings. 



THAT'S GOING BACK SOME. 

Chicago, Oct. 13. 

Four cousins to Sarah Bernhardt 
are working vaudeville houses In this 
vicinity. Two girls known as the 
Burr Sisters, and Baptiste and Fran- 
coni are real brothers and sisters, 
their mother being a first cousin of 
Bernhardt's. 

The Burr girls were disclosed for 
the first time in this vicinity at Le 
Vee's Grand last week. They did 
an act which finishes with the Hindoo 
mystery trick of shoving swords 
through a basket presumably contain- 
ing a human being. 

The family to which these vaude- 
villlans belong can trace representa- 
tion in show business for 276 years. 
All these facts have been established 
by documentary proof. 



CLARA NELSON WITH GOULD. 

This Sunday at the Academy of Mu- 
sic, William Gould will appear with his 
new partner, Clara Nelson, Mr. Gould 
having finally determined upon that 
young woman. She was "The Gibson 
Girl" of "The Gibson Girl" act which 
toured vaudeville. 

About the same turn as presented 
by Mr. Gould and Valeska Suratt will 
be offered by the new formation. 



HARRIET BURT A "SINGLE." 

Yonkers, N. Y., Oct. 13. 

Harriet Burt, from musical comedy 
and comic opera, Is at the Warburton 
this week, appearing alone. Miss Burt 
sang several songs, made a pronunc- 
•d success. She is under the manage- 
ment of Edw. S. KelTer. 



DEFENDS THE WINTERGARTEN. 

Berlin, Oct. 4. 

The current issue of Das Program m, 
the official organ of the International 
Artisten Loge requests New York and 
London papers to copy an article writ- 
ten in defense of the Wintergarten. 
Franz Steiner, its manager has asked 
that Variety carry a story in denial 
as well. 

The Das Program article, published 
with the sanction of President Kono- 
rah of the I. A. L., upholds the Win- 
tergarten management in every way, 
saying in conclusion "cantankerous ar- 
ticles such as that (referring to the 
original story in an American weekly) 
Inspired by hatred but untrue and 
false with regard to present facts, yet 
published in organization papers, may 
do irreparable harm to the organiza- 
tion movement in the eyes of fair 
minded artists and managers." 



OTTO-MERRILL WEDDING. 

Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 13. 
Last Sunday Frank Otto and Lola 
Merrill were married In this city. They 
appear in vaudeville together. 



MRS. PAYTON HAS A SKETCH. 

"Self Protection" is the title of the 
sketch Etta Reed Payton has selected 
for her vaudeville Journey, which com- 
mences Monday at Mt. Vernon for the 
preliminary canter, under the direc- 
tion of William L. Lykens, the Casey 
Agency lookout. 

Mrs. Payton is the wife of Corse 
Payton, our best known stock com- 
pany lmpressario and actor. Mrs. 
Payton is the idol of Brooklyn. She 
has appeared with her husband in all 
the plays at the Lee Avenue Academy 
which rebuilt up that section of Wil- 
liamsburg, culminating when they ran 
the new bridge up to Corse's door so 
the East Slders in New York could get 
over to see him more quickly. 



BOB COLE RESTING. 

The many stories concerning the 
condition of Bob Cole were denied 
Wednesday by Cole's partner, Rosa- 
mond TohJison. Mr. Johnson said that 
Cole had worked too hard — in their 
act of Cole and Johnson and prepar- 
ing "Sambo's Dream," a new colored 
act requiring ten people. The over- 
work brought about a reaction. In his 
quest for a sanitarium, Mr. Cole found 
difficulty In finding a suitable one, ow- 
ing to his color and finally went to Bel- 
levue Hospital. 

Johnson claims that Cole read the 
newspaper stories of himself having 
become demented. His only com- 
ment was that while they were hard 
on him, they were not such poor ad- 
vertisement for the act. 

According to Johnson, the team will 
resume their vaudeville engagements 
at the Colonial Oct. 24, not playing 
Hammerstein's next week. 



H. S. Leavitt, at one time a "small 
time" agent in New York, and before 
that connected with the Sullivan-Con- 
sldine booking department at Seattle, 
is now associated with Archie Levy 
In a San Francisco agency. Mr. Levy 
was also of the S-C booking forces 
before embarking in the agency line 
atone. 



HOTEL ON BECK'S LAND. 

A large hotel Is to be erected upon 
the two pieces of property on West 
47th street owned by Martin Beck. 
Pat Casey and M. E. McNulty are the 
lessees of the building. Plans have 
been filed with the Building Depart- 
ment. 

The property has a depth of 100 
feet, and fronts 50 feet on 47th street, 
a few doors west of Broadway. At 
the time Mr. Beck made the purchase 
it was announced he intended building 
a "try out" theatre. Since then the 
property has remained untouched. 

Mr. Casey is the vaudeville agent, 
and a warm friend of Mr. McNulty, 
New York's best known bonlface to 
professionals. 



KELLY COMING BACK. 

John T. Kelly will return to vaude- 
ville Oct. 24 in "A Game of Con." 
Al Sutherland Is booking. 



BESSIE DE VOIE AND BOYS. 

Bessie De Vole is to attempt vaude- 
ville once more. Miss De Vole has been 
playing in "The Three Twins." She 
will re-enter vaudeville with four 
boys in a specially written act, booked 
by M. S. Bentham. 



NEW ACT FOR DAZIE. 

Pending the rehabilitation of "The 
Pet in Petticoats" by Al. H. Woods, 
Dazie is to reappear in vaudeville. 
The pantomimlst-dancer has a sketch 
brought over to this side by Daniel 
Frohman. It requires four people. 
Dazie expects to open in it Nov. 14 
at Trenton, N. J. 

The dancer's vaudeville engage- 
ments will be cared for by Jenie Ja- 
cobs of the Casey agency. Mr. Woods 
still holds Dazie under contract, con- 
senting to the vaudeville time in the 
expectation that "The Pet" show will 
be presented by him next January. 



STARRING SEASON FOR DILL. 

San Francisco, Oct. 13. 

Max M. Dill, erstwhile partner of C. 
William Kolb, will open a starring 
season on his own account at the Gar- 
rick Oct. 24. A cast of principals from 
New York are here. A season of four- 
teen weeks is promised. 

Frank Paget, late musical director 
for Kolb and Dill, was in New York 
completing arrangements. Among 
those engaged are Beatrice Bronte, 
Laura Lieg, Thomas Whiffen and Rob- 
ert Grey. The shows will be "Nearly 
a Hero," "Old Dutch," "The Girl Be- 
hind the Counter," "The Tourist," 
"The Casino Girl," "The Girl and the 
Wizard" and "The Rollicking Girl." 

Frank Stammers, former director 
for Kolb and Dill, will direct the pro- 
ductions for Dill. 



YOUNG TAUSIG IS MARRIED. 

Yesterday (Friday) Karl Tausig, 
the son of the 14th street steamship 
agent, was married to Louise Sen iff, 
a non-professional, at the home of the 
bride in New York. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tausig are in Lako- 
wood. The husband is a popular young 
man in the profession, besides being 
a song writer. His agency handles 
nearly the entire volume of nrofes- 
sltfnal waterway travel. 



CRAUMAN BEATS PANTAGB8. 

San Francisco, Oct. IS. 

The action brought against the 
Graumans by Alex. Pantages over a 
booking agreement for the new Grau- 
man Theatre was decided In favor of 
the Graum&ns. 

This decision, with the expected ar- 
rival in Frisco of John W. Considine, 
is believed will lead to an announce- 
ment of an agreement between Sul- 
livan-Cousldine and the Graumans for 
the circuit to book the new theatre, 
if not to take it over, as previously 
reported. Sid Grauman states the pol- 
icy of this new theatre will be an- 
nounced Oct. 17. 

In the reported deal whereby S-C 
were to acquire the theatre, the Grau- 
mans were to regain the National by 
purchasing the Zick Abrams interest. 
The National was first operated by 
the Graumans and was the big the- 
atrical money maker of the city after 
the fire. 



VARIETY 

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CLEANING UP FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Oct. 18. 



"DEACON" SHOW MOVING. 

"The Deacon and the Lady" show 
at the New York theatre is slated to 
leave there this Saturday night, tak- 
ing a trip over two weeks of one- 
nigh ters into Philadelphia, opening 
in Quakertown Oct. 31 at the Walnut 
Street theatre. 

"The Dollar Princess" which is 
leaving Chicago to make room for the 
Genee show there, is to take the stage 
vacated in New York by the Aarons- 
Werba production. 



BILLY ARLINGTON STILL ACTIVE. 

San Diego, Cal., Oct. 13. 

Billy Arlington, the old-time min- 
strel, now 7 4 years of age, is arrang- 
ing for a police and fire benefit per- 
formance in this city. 



RIG MONEY NECESSARY. 

London, Oct. 5. 

Big money from America must be 
forthcoming before Wilkie Bard will 
take an American trip. The latest 
offer made the singing comedian came 
through the Pat Casey Agency, New 
York, this week. The Casey office 
cabled a proposition to Bard of $2,- 
500 for four weeks, with more time 
to follow in the States. It is believed 
Casey made the tender for the Wil- 
liams houses. Bard declined. 

Mr. Bard is reported to have said 
that it will be necessary for him to 
have a very high figure for America, 
as the English managers are asking 
large sums for his release. $1,000 
weekly is the English manager's 
postponement stipend, according to 
report. Bard is the highest priced 
artist over here, receiving $1,500 
weekly, with bookings for years ahead. 
He has "made" himself within the 
past five years. 



Oscar V. Bnbcock, the old time 
cyclist, who lately has been playing 
park and fair dates with a "loop and 
trap" track act, is goLng in for avia- 
tion. During the past three months 
he has been in charge of the Martin 
Beck flyer at the Mineola field. When 
Mr. Beck decided to return the ma- 
chine to vaudeville it left Babcock up 
in the air where he intends staying. 



Last week sounded the death knell 
of the cafe entertainers' reign in Fris- 
co. Capt. John Sey. a.r, the .new 
chief of police — in office but a few 
day 8 — wielded the iron hand over the 
"Tenderloin" and "Barbary Coast." 

Many and startling are innovations 
instituted. Other drastic orders are 
mcmeaitarily expected. Cafe proprie- 
tors, knowing that "wide open" con- 
d lions were but a matter of a few 
days, allowed anything to go. Con- 
sequently to the vertebrae tickling 
music nf the entertainers, "The Grizz- 
ly Hug," "The Walk Back," "The 
Bunny Bug" and other forbidden 
terpsichorean gyrations were in evi- 
dence in the majority of the cafes. 

Mournful is now the look of the 
rounder a«nd his female compatriots, 
e\?r on fie watch for "live ones." 



CASEY PERSONALLY CONDUCTS. 

Carl Hoblitzelle, general manager of 
the Inter State Circuit in the South, 
came on from Chicago the early part 
of the week, looking after some Klaw 
& Erlanger'a attractions. Pat Casey 
personally conducted Mr. Hoblitzelle 
through the New Amsterdam Theatre 
Building, where "the K. & E. stuff" 
is to be obtained. 

The new Inter-State house for 
vaudeville at Ft. Worth, Tex., will 
open in December, said Mr. Hoblit- 
zelle, who stated the condition of the 
vaudeville houses on his time is ex- 
cellent. 

Tuesday eveniny Mr. Casey and Mr. 
Hoblitzel started westward, after se- 
curing some special franchises for the 
south for the Inter-State people from 
K. & E. Mr. Casey is expected to 
ret'irn to New York to-day. 



GOVT. WANTS "TEN." 

Berlin, Oct. 1. 

Sweden wants its finger in the 
vaudeville agent's pie. The Govern- 
ment has decreed that ten per cent, 
of each variety engagement salary 
must go on the municipal way. This 
gives Stockholm a hold on the one 
main hall there, and will drive it from 
business if the order Is not revoked. 
It has now stopped all foreign book- 
ings for the city, meaning that the 
foreign acts will have to stand for 
twenty per cent, reduction from their 
salaries. 

Swedish managers have appealed 
to the German managers' Association 
to take the matter up for their relief. 



R. A. Rolfe's "Rofonlans" with its 
owner in the lead has started west- 
ward and will tour the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit before returning to New York 
next June. 



BOYCOTTS "COPY ACT." 

Sydney, Australia, Aug. 29. 

Fred Graham, "The Musical Bell 
Boy," of an American act (Gray and 
Graham), now playing here with en- 
ormous success, has refused to appear 
on any bill of the National circuit, 
along with Armstrong and Verne. 
Furthermore, Graham says he will not 
where avoidable play any house where 
the "copy act" has previously shown. 
The outcome of this decision is by rea- 
son of the many deliberate thefts of 
American acts' material by Armstrong 
and Verne, included in which is some 
of Graham '8. 

Armstrong and Verne are changing 
their act every week at the Melbourne 
Gaiety, where they have been appear- 
ing for six consecutive weeks. 

In their "repertoire" is material 
from the following acts: McMahon 
and Chappelle, Wise and Milton, Eddie 
Clark and Gallagher and Barrett in 
the "Battle of Too Soon." 




FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, NASHVILLE. 

This Is one of the most important theatres on the HODKINS LYRIC CIRCUIT of southern 
vaudeville houses. 

In the building Is located the southern office of the circuit, with F. T. FURLONG In 
charge. Here time Is arranged for acts playing thru sfrtlnn. although thr bookings are all 
made from the main office In the CHICAGO OPERA HOUSE BLOCK, CHICAGO, where C B. 
HODKINS Is In general charge. 

MR. FURLONO also manages the FIFTH AVENUE, a theatre with 1.000 seating capacity, 
a stage 22 x 00, with a proscenium opening 20 x 30, stocked with a full complement of scenery. 

Five acts and pictures give the entertainment. The shows have been maintained at such 
an excellent standard that business at the FIFTH AVENUE often sets a record for the circuit. 



ALICE LLOYD'S NEW SONGS. 

Philadelphia, Oct. 13. 

Eight new songs may be sung over 
here next week by Alice Lloyd. She 
starts another American tour at 
Keith's Monday. It is two years 
since the English girl played here. 

The titles of the new numbers are: 
"Up Like a Rocket With Georgle." 
"The Wise and Foolish Virgin," "The 
Morning Promenade," "The Lass Who 
Loved a Sailor," "If I Were Master 
Cupid," "The She Policeman," "Whose 
You Telling the Tale To," and "The 
Lady Burglar." 

From here Miss Lloyd goes to De- 
troit, then in consecutive weeks, 
Rochester, Washington, Buffalo and 
Toronto. From the Canadian city 
Miss Lloyd will travel to Spokane, 
commencing her return engagement 
over the Orpheum Circuit there 
Dec. 4. 

The McNaughtons are also billed to 
play Keith's next week; The two 
brothers are an English act. Tom 
McNaughton, the comedian in the act, 
returned to New York last Friday, but 
his brother, Fred, (the "straight"), 
has not been reported as sailing from 
the other side. The couple may not 
fulfill their route (along with Miss 
Lloyd's) this season. Tom may take 
to musical comedy. 

Tom McNaughton may appear as 
a "single act," with patter and com- 
edy songs. 

Miss Lloyd will end her Orpheum 
tour around June 1, next. She will 
not appear this season in any East- 
ern city after starting Westward. 



CHANGES IN CARLES SHOW. 

Chicago, Oct. 13. 

When Richard Carle takes "Jumping 
Jupiter" on the road for the one night 
stands and central Western cities there 
will be some changes In the cast. Lil- 
lian Shaw will be replaced by Cherldah 
Simpson and Agues Kennedy's role will 
be taken by Elizabeth Goodall. Geo. 
Miron will also be replaced. 

There is an interesting sidelight on 
theatrical routing conditions in the 
move from the Cort. Carle was an- 
nounced to go from here to Pittsburg, 
booked by K. & E., but late in the 
week a story came from New York of 
a reported rupture between Frazee & 
Lederer and K. & E. Frazee has 
ownership in the Cort along with 
"Sport" Herrmann and John Cort. 
While "Jumping Jupiter" actually con- 
tinues along a K. & E. route, the at- 
tractions which succeed Carle at the 
Cort will be a Shubert production — 
"The Aeroplane Girl." 



MURDOCH ON A TRIP. 

John J. Murdock left New York 
Monday for a Western trip over the 
circuits of the United Booking Offices. 
His first stop was at Erie, Pa., 
where the United opens the Park the- 
atre Monday with Blllio Burke's 
"Maid of Mystery" as headliner, in 
opposition to the Alpha, booked by 
the Loew Circuit. 

From Erie Mr. Murdock will pro- 
ceed to Indianapolis, Cincinnati, 
Louisville, Chicago, and other points, 
remaining away about t- n days. 



R RIVO 

THE NAPOLEON OF THE QUICK CHANGE ART. 
Next Week (Oct. 17). Princess, St. Louli. 



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Butler and HusseU have been book- 
ed to open on the other wide, in Feb- 
ruary. 



VARIETY 



HAKRISBURG DOESN'T CHANGE. 

Harri8burg, Pa., Oct. 13. 

The Casino is continuing with the 
bookings from William Morris, but 
has changed policy to three shows 
daily, and is presenting a cheaper 
show than formerly. 

Samuel L. Levi, the Casino's man- 
ager, had an interview with Morris 
after the former had arranged with 
the Loew Circuit for bills. Morris 
insisted that Levi fulfill bis contract, 
which gave him the Morris "franchise" 
for this city. 

Four acts in the bill this week were 
booked in by the Loew Circuit before 
Levi changed his mind. They remain 
by mutual consent. The cost of the 
programs have been cut from $800 
to $500 weekly. 

The advertisements of the Casino 
this week in the local papers, said 
"Our receipts prove to us that we have 
won your confidence." Then the ad- 
vertisement announces a reduction of 
price to five and ten cents. 



MUSICAL UNION ELECTION. 

Thursday the annual election in the 
Musicians Mutual Protective Union 
occurred. Philip Hauser and Wil- 
liam J. Kerngood were the opponents. 
Mr. Kerngood was up for re-election. 
He is very popular in the organiza- 
tion, which has 5,000 members. 

The contest was expected to be 
close, with the Hebrew holiday throw- 
ing the scales toward Kerngood. Fri- 
day the tellers were still counting up. 



VOLUNTEERS MUST SIGN. 

It was said this week that all volun- 
teers for the big performance at the 
New York theatre, Oct. 2 3, for the 
Vaudeville Comedy Club, have been 
asked to sign a written statement, 
admitting they had volunteered, and 
would appear. Those who disap- 
pointed without good reason after be- 
ing advertised and billed would have 
their notices of acceptances posted up 
in the lobby of the theatre as mute 
proof to the purchasing public that the 
fault for the non-appearance did not 
lie with the promoters of the evening's 
entertainment. 

James J. Morton, chairman of the 
committee with the affair in charge, 
has been industriously working on the 
big program. He says the Comedy 
Club will present the largest and great- 
est show of the season. 



FIELD DAY PICTURES. 

Moving pictures taken of the Actors' 
Fund Field Day at the Polo Grounds 
late in August were released for pub- 
lic view Tuesday of this week. 

The film is carrying most of the 
scenes of that day, including the trans- 
portation of the volunteers to the 
grounds and the parade. The boxing 
match between liillie Reeves and Bert 
Williams is shown; also the Bickel 
and Watson Band; the chase after 
the greased pig; pie eating contest, 
and several other scenes. The re- 
viewers have pronounced the picture 
one of the best for interest and 
laughs. 

Among the prominent figures are 
Annie Oakley, George M. Cohan, Sam 
Harris, Eddie Foy, Lew Fields, Jim 
Corbett, Terry McGovern, Joe Hum- 
phreys, Tim Sullivan, Irene Franklin, 
Victor Moore and a host of others. 



SHUBEKTS WANTED TOO MUCH. 

Behind the edict issued by the Shu- 
berts that no seats for their theatres 
would be found on sale at any of the 
hotel theatre-ticket stands, there is a 
rather interesting story regarding the 
success of one of the attractions .now 
playing in town. 

Two weeks ago the proprietors of 
the hotel stands were summoned into 
the offices of the Shuberts in the Shu- 
bert building and Informed that they 
would have to purchase their regular 
allotment of seats outright for the 
first eight weeks of the engagement 
of Grace La Rue in "Mme. Trouba- 
dour" at the Lyric theatre, at an ad- 
vance of 25 cents on each ticket, and 
that there would not be a return 
privilege on unsold tickets. 

The hotel men having had a simi- 
lar experience with the Marie Tempest 
engagement at the Lyceum theatre 
some time ago, which ended disas- 
trously for them, refused to accept the 
terms the Shuberts offered, and all 
connection between the two en- 
terprises was broken off. 

One of the biggest of the men con- 
nected with a hotel agency stated 
early this week that Lee Shubert had 
made a statement to the effect that 
each and every hotel agency paid a 
tribute of $10 daily to every treas- 
urer in the theatre box-offices of New 
York. 

"If this statement had any truth 
in it," he continued, "Mr. Shubert 
would be working in a box-office him- 
self. If one stops to figure, even most 
conservatively, that there are nine 
separate concerns In New York deal- 
ing in theatre tickets, some having a 
dozen stands, and if they should be 
paying that tribute the income of the 
treasurer would be at the rate of $130 
a day, exclusive of his salary. One 
may readily see the absurdity of the 
statement. 

"There is, however, a humorous 
side to the battle between us. The 
signs in front of the theatres read 
'No Tickets cji Sale at the Hotels.' 
I think that it might be advantageous 
for the management to add a line or 
so stating that the sidewalk men al- 
ways have the choicest seats in the 
house, for that is a known fact." 

There was another instance of this 
sort early in the season, just before 
the opening of a production in New 
York City. At the time the specula- 
tors and hotel men were summoned 
to the office of the managers, where a 
like proposition with a no-return con- 
dition was made to them and accepted. 
The show was a dismal failure. Those 
who did attend were of the class that 
always buys tickets at the box-office, 
often the first ten and eleven rows of 
the theatre were empty, while there 
was only a slim audie-nce in the rear 
of the house. The business manager 
of this theatre would always wait un- 
til about 8:30 in the evening and then 
proceed to buy tickets back from the 
sidewalk venders at the rate of a dol- 
lar each, "dressing" the front portion 
of the orchestra by giving the tickets 
away. 



BEEKBOWEK THREATENS 
TROUBLE. 

As an aftermath to the bankruptcy 
proceedings that Gus Edwards pass- 
ed through early in the year, Fred 
Beerbower, a former employee of the 
song writer, publisher, producer and 
manager threatens to back a wagon to 
the door of the Edwards office in the 
Astor Theatre building and remove all 
the furniture and other accessories 
necessary to successfully conduct a 
publishing business, which Beerbower 
claims are his because of the fact 
that he holds a bill-of-sale for them. 

Beerbower until several weeks ago 
was the right hand man of Gus Ed- 
wards in practically all of his vaude- 
ville productions, having been with 
Edwards when he produced the 
"Schoolboys and Girls" act several 
seasons ago. 

He was considered so much a part 
of Edwards' affairs that, according 
to his statement, when the song writ- 
er got into financial trouble last spring 
he ((Beerbower) purchased the office 
furniture for a consideration and a 
bill of sale was made out to him. 

When Beerbower left Edwards sev- 
eral weeks ago all was sublime, but 
since some difference has arisen be- 
tween the two and Beerbower visited 
the office of an attorney last week with 
his bill-of-sale. The attorney advised 
Beerbower that in the letter of the law 
he had a right to remove the property 
from the Broadway office, unless a le- 
gal instrument of a later date had 
passed between the two. Up to the 
present there haven't been any ag- 
gressive moves on the part of either 
of those most interested but there 
are apt to be developments ere long. 



GRAND OPERA "UNFAIR." 

Chicago, Oct. 13. 

The Federation of Musicians of this 
city has passed a resolution condemn- 
ing, on the ground of unfairness, the 
Chicago Grand Opera Company which 
is to open its season at the Auditorium 
here during the latter part of this 
month. 

The union claims that Director An- 
dreas Dippel promised them that lo- 
cal musicians would be employed in 
the orchestra to as great a number as 
possible. More than one hundred mem- 
bers of the Federation registered ac- 
cordingly. Now the union resolves 
that the opera corporation has re- 
ceived the support of Chicagoans un- 
der false pretenses, as only two mem- 
bers of the Chicago local have been 
given employment. 



PINCUS WANTS TO BE THERE. 

Louis Pincus, the eastern booking 
representative of the Pantages Cir- 
cuit, will leave for Chicago to-day 
and spend the greater part of next 
week in the Windy City. 

Chicago in the past few weeks has 
been the scene of much activity in 
the circles that control the time of 
the middle and northwest and Mr. 
Pincus evidently intends being on the 
ground in the case there is any fur- 
ther reorganization in the next week. 



GENEE IS THE SHOW. 

Philadelphia, Oct. 11. 

Adeline Genee, the Danish danseuse, 
who the English claim as their own 
because of her long reign Ln London, 
is making her farewell American ap- 
pearance with "The Bachelor Belles." 
Mme. Genee has no part in the per- 
formance, other than to interpolate 
her dance in the second act. 

The dances which Genee is offering 
this year, while difficult and of un- 
doubted grace, are not so spectacular 
as those she did before over here. Her 
first dance is "Roses and Butterflies" 
and in it Genee proved herself the 
peerless exponent of her peculiar art 
which has won her so much favor. 
Her costume is beautiful and the pic- 
torial quality of herself and her agile 
coryphees brought much admiration 
from her audience. 

.Later she offered a Hungarian 
dance, less pleasing than the garden 
character dances, and not of striking 
novelty. In both numbers Genee is 
assisted by Sherer Bekefi, a splendid 
dancer, not attractively costumed, but 
picturesquely clever. 

While Genee's wonderful dancing is 
much to be admired it is just possible 
that the appreciation was tempered by 
a tedious wait through the progress of 
the musical comedy which is her sur- 
rounding. "The Bachelor Belles" is 
the work of Raymond Hubbell and 
Harry B. Smith. It is even more un- 
satisfactory than either of the pre- 
vious vehicles used to present Genee 
to American theatregoers. 

Some pretty costumes are worn in 
the course of the performance by 
chorus and principals. There is a plot, 
or part of a plot, which is constantly 
bobbing up, but never approaches an 
interesting story. The attempts at 
comedy fall short of the mark. Some 
of the music is catchy, but nothing out 
of the ordinary. What music there 
was to attract was weakly sung by a 
voiceless chorus and principals, who 
are better dressers than singers. 

Frank Lalor and Josie Sadler car- 
ried off what honors there were to be 
had, but it was earnest labor lost in 
an endeavor to extract comedy from 
the material at hand. Grace Field, 
Amelia Stone, Blanch West, John 
Park, Lawrence Wheat, John Raffeal 
and F. Stanton Heck were the other 
principals. 

The piece is beautifully dressed and 
there are some novel stage settings. 
One or two of the numbers have been 
put on in more than ordinarily at- 
tractive style. The show was of- 
fered here in a rather unfinished state 
and it is probable that some good may 
come out of the revision, but the most 
logical reason for "The Bachelor 
Belles" after the present engagement 
is that Genee is its feature, and Genee 
is always a delight. 



Jack Welch, not Jack Wilson, is as- 
sociated with Arthur Klein in the pro- 
duction of the Geo. M. Cohan sketches 
in vaudeville. 



Arthur Reese, an English singer, 
somewhat on the Geo. Lashwood style, 
is due ln New York, Oct. 30, comLng 
over on "spec." 



The Hebrew holiday Thursday was 
the cause of a couple of acts playing 
in New York not appearing that day. 
It was said Wednesday that a foreign 
single turn might be canceled for the 
rest of his time over here through hav- 
ing declined to break his religious 
faith. The day was generally observed 
Ln the show business. Most of the 
leading managers in every branch are 
of the Jewish race. 



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Vol. XX. October 15 No. 6 

A "Scientific Museum" has opened 
on 42 nd street. 



Grift* returns to open on the Morris 
time Jan. 30, next. 



Billy Atwell has returned to the 
New York offices of the Sullivan-Con- 
sidine Circuit. 



Lottie Gilson is to have a benefit 
tendered to her at Ebling's Casino, 
New York, Dec. 6. 



Girard nnd Gardner have been en- 
gaged through Jack Hayman to open 
on the Moss-Stoll tour, England, next 
July. 



William Klatt is building a new 
"pop" house in Detroit, at a cost of 
$50,000. It will have a seating ca- 
pacity of 1,100. 

"The Penalty," a new play by 
Henry C. Colwell, with Hilda Spong 
in featured role, will open at Phila- 
delphia, Oct. 17. 

Charles Thaeles, a French panto- 
mimist, opens an the Morris time, Nov. 
6. Afterwards he will travel over the 
Pantages Circuit. 



Roste Lloyd was booked this week 
through Pat Casey to open at Poll's 
Scranton, Dec. 2 6. She can remain 
over here but eight weeks. 



Irwin and Herzog are not at the 
Fulton, Brooklyn this week, illness 
having caused a further delay for 
their New York opening on the Mor- 
ris time. 



Ruby Harris, who plays one of the 
principal roles with the "Jardin de 
Paris Girls," and Charles Campbell, 
of the Broadway Comedy Quartet, with 
the same show, were married Oct. 1. 



Jamee Brennan, proprietor of Bren- 
nan's Australian Vaudeville Circuit, 
and the only opposition to Harry Rick- 
ards in that country, is reported either 
in New York City or on his way here 
at present. 



Dick Jose's civil action for $40,000 
damages against the Orpheum Theatre 
Co. (P. G. Williams) was on the cal- 
endar this week. Mr. Jose was in- 
jured by a piece of falling scenery 
at the Orpheum, Brooklyn, in '06. 



Frank KUiston and Co. who play 
the English sketch, "Lady Betty," ar- 
rived in New York on the Mauretania 
last Friday. By request their open- 
ing at the Fifth Avenue was post- 
poned until next Monday. 



George C. Tilyou of Steeplechase 
fame is to reconstruct part of the At- 
lantic City park and pier at a cost 
of $200,000. The building operations, 
according to Maurice Boom, who is 
associated with Mr. Tilyou, are to 
commence not later than Nov. 11. 



Designed to accommodate Broad- 
way productions, the seven-story 
building, with assembly hall and of- 
fice rooms, to be built for John H. 
Springer at. 123d street and Seventh 
avenue will open some time in the 
spring, seating 1,580 when com- 
pleted. 



Harry De Veau states he did not 
withdraw the objections made by the 
Actors' International Union against 
the issuance of a license to Wesley 
Fraser. The license was granted by 
the Commissioner last week over the 
protests lodged, after hearings had 
been held. 



Burnhnm and Greenwood could not 
open at Poli's, Hartford, Monday, 
Miss Burnham having been taken ill 
in New York. She attempted to play 
the engagement, but upon arriving in 
Hartford was removed to the hospital. 
The girls may be able to continue their 
tour next week. 



The American now has the candy 
and cigar stand in the theatre lobby. 
It looks like an exhibition case in a 
millinery shop. A calculation on the 
stock carried figured up eleven dol- 
lars. Nothing below a ten-cent cigar 
can be purchased, so the sales are 
confined to the orchestra only. 



P. S. Goodman, of Noah & Good- 
man, attorneys in New York, prose- 
cuted Harry Mountford for criminal 
libel last week; not Maurice Good- 
man, attorney for the United Book- 
ing Offices. It seemed that an at- 
tempt was made to leave the impres- 
sion the United's attorney ha I been 
the lawyer in the case. 



Managers had several weeks to bid 
for the services of Pilar Morin, and 
finally not being able to secure a the- 
atre in the bright light section of the 
city for a series of special matinees. 
Charles F. Pope, manager of the pan- 
tomimist, has decided to present her 
and her offering at the Carnegie Ly- 
ceum beginning Oct. 17 for nn indefi- 
nite period. 



May Ward, Ln a new "single" act, 
will play the Savoy, Baltimore, next 
week. On the same bill will appear 
Post and Russell and Hagan and Wcst- 
cott. George S. O'Briin placed all 
three turns through the Morris of- 
fice. 



Maury Levi's Hand at Churchill's is 
playing the selection composed by Mr. 
Levi for "The Follies of UUO," a few 
bars introducing each college in the 
United States by its Hag. Ap- 
plause greets most of the colleges, the 
professional people joining ln when a 
college In a city where they made a 
hit is shown. When they didn't do 
so well, they pass it up. Harvard 
leads generally with most applause, 
Yale second, Princeton third. (Syra- 
cuse got a hand one night.) 



Pauline Cooke was saved from 
drowning last Sunday at Harrington 
Park, N. J. Willette Whitaker (Hill 
and Whitaker) pulled "Cookie" out 
of the lake just in time. The non- 
swimmer had called upon Miss Whit- 
aker who lives in the town. As she 
was stepping from a boat, Miss Cooke 
attempted to leap to the bank, but 
forgot she was pushing the boat out 
from under herself. Wilbur Hill 
grabbed a boathook, but "Cookie" said 
she didn't want her dress ruined and 
wouldn't be saved by a man anyway, 
so she hung around the water's top 
until Miss Whitaker mentioned to the 
crowd that supper had waited long 
enough, so she brought "Cookie" to 
shore. Jenie Jacobs had recovered 
sufficiently from her recent illness to 
hand over this one last Monday. Jenie 
insisted that Miss Whitaker actually 
saved Miss Cooke from drowning. 



An animal trainer who has been 
playing around New York recently may 
become involved with "the Society" 
if he is not more discreet in his 
brutal abuse of his animals. Two 
or three times within the past months, 
artists appearing on the same bill have 
suggested a "round robin" protesting 
against the man, who always had a 
reputation for brutality, and formerly 
exhibited it before an audience. He 
seems to have realized his mistake in 
public exhibiting his harsh use of the 
animals, but now "takes it out on 
them" behind the wings. His cruel 
treatment has excited the compassion 
of all the people in the various thea- 
tres he has appeared in. In one house 
the stage hands nearly mobbed the fel- 
low. It's about time Mr. Trainer 
takes warning If he does not want to 
write himself out of American vaude- 
ville. These animal trainers who 
"train" their animals with boot and 
stick should do It at home or In the 
stable, not on the stage. 



Ethel Jacobs of the Joe Wood of- 
fice just simply dotes upon a floor 
manager at Macy's. Ethel sauntered 
into the Macy store the other day 
ani asked the representative of the 
firm behind the corset counter for 
one of the "Polaire's." Not a "Po- 
laire" in the place would fit Ethel. 
The floor manager walked by com- 
menting upon the size of Ethel's 
wvist. Then he said they had an 
old < •orsct around the house which 
Polalre herself had worn. He dug It 



out. and that was too large also! Well, 
girls, just imagine Ethel? There 
she was, pounding a typewriter for 
Joe Wood and all the time with a 
smaller waist than Polaire's. And 
for that waist Poly got Willie Ham- 
merstein to give up $2,800 per, with 
Ethel not receiving quite so much 
from Mr. Wood. The floorwalker 
wanted Miss Jacobs to take a posi- 
tion as corset model. Ethel said, "Is 
the work permanent? You know I 
went to London once and came back." 
The floor person replied he hadn't 
heard about the London trip, and that 
corset models were only required in 
season, from Oct. 1 to June 1. The 
three months over the summer were 
given them as a vacation, he said, to 
train down for the next season. So 
Ethel removed herself and her little 
waist back to Joe Wood's office*. If 
you know Ethel well enough, she will 
tell you all about it, and stand in the 
sunlight so the curves of her has-Po- 
laire-beaten-walst line may be seen. 
Mr. Wood is thinking of giving her a 
"split" week appearing the first three 
days at Cohoes and the last half iu 
Morristown, billing his stenographer 
as the woman who drove Polalre back 
to France. Ethel says she Just as 
leave start in the show business on the 
small time, but her waist really 
couldn't stand the jump. 



Jules ltuhy has an office in the 
Long Acre building. The mention is 
a free ad. for it, of course, but Jules 
won't mind that. In the office Mis- 
ter Ruby has an office boy and an of- 
fice girl. The other day Jules bought 
a desk bell. He called his of- 
fice force Into convention, informing 
them that one ring of the bell meant 
the office girl should present herself 
before him instanter, while two rings 
were for the boy. The office force held 
a conference. They deliberated wheth- 
er Mr. Ruby really thought he was 
the boss or only trying them out to 
get a line on where he stood in the 
sanctum, and decided if it wVre a 
bluff they had better call it. After 
the young people left the office that 
night, Jules rehearsed with the bell 
until he was letter perfect. The of- 
fice force was also rehearsing for the 
ringer. The next morning Mister Ruby 
hustled into the office, scraped the mud 
off his shoes on the door-jam, and 
touched the button one time. There 
was a goodly crowd present. It 
looked right to see Jules signal his 
help on the bell route. No sooner 
had the echo of the jingle died away 
than the shrill notes of a coming prima 
donna called out "Hash the brown!" 
Amazed at the liberty taken by the 
female end of his departmental staff, 
Jules, in anger, rang the bell twice 
for the young man to come forward 
and secure an explanation. The only 
answer -Jules received to the second 
call was a hoarse yell of "One up!" 
The office staff is said to have then 
made a unionized call upon their boss, 
saying If he thought he <<>w]\ turn 
the office into a restaur wit !>y calling 
them through bell ringing, they would 
go the limit with him. am-wririg call 
for call with the i'nll program of a 
beanery. Jules j;ivs the staff is all 
right, they iim'-mi' no sliirht upon their 
superior, hut that he didn't give the 
proper expression to the rings. 



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TWO REPORTED FOR WESTERN. 

There was a meeting held of a num- 
ber of the directors of the Empire Cir- 
cuit (the Western Burlesque Wheel) 
in the offices at the Knickerbocker the- 
atre building late last Wednesday af- 
ternoon, as a result of which it 1b be- 
lieved that two new houses have been 
added to the Wheel. 

The managers of attraction play- 
ing over the Western Wheel who have 
played over the Pann Circuit, a string 
of six one-nighters through Pennsyl- 
vania, have complained so bitterly that 
those at the heacj of the circuit have 
been making a big effort within the 
past week or tw^ to drop the one- 
nighters and place a house in the 
wheel in Philadelphia that would re- 
place the Bijou in that city, turned 
Into a picture house early this season. 

At present it is believed that an- 
other house further west har.been ad- 
ded, and that the Pittsburg spoke will 
be moved down one week to cover the 
lay-off week around New York. 



GORDON HIS OWN CENSOR. 

Cliff Gordon started west Tuesday 
on the "20th Century" accompanied 
by Moe Messing, who is to replace 
Charles Burdick as the traveling man- 
ager with Gordon & North's "The 
Passing Parade," in Minneapolis this 
week. 

Gordon will install Messing at the 
helm of that attraction. After two 
days with the company, Cliff will 
jump to St. Louis where he will re- 
view "The Whirl of Pleasure." 

Next week he will be on the bill 
at the Orpheum, Cincinnati, having 
been booked there by the Morris office 
on Monday. 



PRODUCING COMEDY NUMBERS. 

The vaudeville producing firm of 
Mike Simon and Ren Shields is go- 
ing in quite heavily for big comedy 

numbers for the variety stage. Last 
Monday at the Hudson, Union Hill, 
N. J., Messrs. Simon & Shields pre- 
sented "Cafe de L' Bowery" for a 
"showing." In November "The 
Vaudeville Broker" carrying seven 
people, with special scenery, is to be 
played. 

Ln about two weeks "Yit, Yat and 
Yay" will be shown. It has six people 
and the story comes from Junie 
McCree's pen. 

Other acts, one or two of a serious 
trend, have been designed by the firm 
for vaudeville's further consumption 
this season. For December the firm 
has in preparation "Melodious Mel- 
odies." The latter will require a cast 
of fifteen. 



GOOD BUSINESS WEST. 

Edmund D. Miner was in Indianap- 
olis the first of the week visiting his 
show "The Americans." He returned 

pleased with the business of the com- 
pany at that point. 

Mr. Miner says the western houses 
are showing bigger receipts than the 
eastern theatres. According to the in- 
formation secured by Mr. Miner on his 
recent trip, the west is considerably 
ahead of the east so far on the pres- 
ent burlesque season. 



NOV. MEETING FOR NEW SHOWS. 

At the next meeting of the board 
of directors of the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co. the new shows or changes 
in present companies from one man- 
agement to another for next season 
will be decided upon. Other import- 
ant business will come up at that 
meeting, to be held the first Friday of 
next month. 



ADDS SEVEN PRINCIPAL. 

For the reorganized "Big Show," 
Fred Irwin added seven principals this 
week. Six were women; the other a 
tenor. The former cast of Mr. Ir- 
win's company remains intact. 

The new pieces were produced at 
the Star, Brooklyn, the end of this 
week. Mr. Irwin staged both. The 
opener is "Down the Line," and the 
burlesque extracts from Irwin's piece, 
"Frenchy" of last season. 

While the first piece did not prove 
satisfactory to Mr. Irwin at the Co- 
lumbia, New York, it pleased greatly 
the next week at Philadelphia. Mr. 
Irwin says he will carry all burlesques 
in his repertoire. If a town doesn't 
like one for the first day or so, it will 
have the other for the remainder of 
the week. 

The additions give "The Big Show" 
nine female principals. 



HELD UP FOR $600. 

Boston, Oct. 13. 

Herzog's Horses were held, paid 
over $600 Sunday and were released 
by the sheriff in time to make its stand 
for this week. The animal act play- 
ed at the Northampton (Mass.) fair. 
On an alleged claim of $1,800, filed 
by Ethel Robinson, of the Western 
Vaudeville Association, Chicago, claim- 
ing damages for three weeks' unful- 
filled contracts, Manuel Herzog was at- 
tached. He paid the $600 in cash to 
settle. 

Mr. Herzog said he understood it 
had been fixed with the state legisla- 
ture last winter so that an act could 
not be attached in Massachusetts for 
an alleged claim. Though Mr. Her- 
zog said he thought it was so, it didn't 
turn out that way for him. 



GABY ALL BOOKED UP. 

London, Oct. 13. 

Before Gaby Deslys can play im- 
mediate vaudeville time in England 
or America, she will have to secure 
Teleases from present engagements. 
The increased value of Gaby is just 
now; later on won't boost her salary 
beyond that received by her in the 
customary order of things. All alone 
by herself Gaby pulls down $1,000 
weekly. She is booked at that figure 
at the Alhambra, London, next Spring, 
the French girl playing an annual 
visit to that house. 

Until Oct. 15, Mile. Deslys will be 
at the Apollo, Vienna. From there 
she goes to Follies Bergere, Paris, to 
originate a role in the revue. The 
H. B. Marinelli office handles her 
bookings. 

Gaby, who is about twenty-five 
years old and a pretty girl, was really 
In love with the deposed King Manuel 
of Portugal, showpeople say, who had 
the opportunity of talking it over with 
Gaby when the affair first came up. 
She had no object in misleading them. 



BOOKING BY BETTING. 

"I have the system," said an agent 
the other day. "It is not a new one, 
and has been used before, but not re- 
cently. The new agency law, with 
the 'split' have driven me to It. 

"My system is by the betting route. 
It's so hard for me to exist on a 'two- 
and-one-half basis that I am now bet- 
ting with my acts whether they work 
or not. It's very simple. I wager 
my acts Monday or Tuesday that they 
will work next week. The wagers 
are for clothes, hats or jewelry. If 
I don't know the acts very well, of 
course I have to bet cash. 

"Sometimes I hold the contracts 
back until Thursday and then bet 
them. They seem more anxious to 
give odds on Thursday than Tuesday. 
Next week isn't so far away then. 

"It's quite a good little idea, and 
you know I don't have to 'split* my 
bets. By my system I can bet any 
amount of cash without putting up a 
dollar. Come in some day and see 
it work. Thursday is the big day." 



TOURING CIRCUS OF FLIERS. 

A circus of fliers is the plan that 
Frederic Thompson has in mind for 
next summer. It is his intention to 
take a dozen or more experienced avi- 
ators and make a tour of the country. 

He has already established at Luna 
Park on the site of the old Philippine 
Village, a complete workshop for the 
construction of a number of mono 
and biplanes. 

The Thompson outfit will go on tour 
early in the spring with a circus 
equipment and prepared to level 
ground for an aviation field to be 
about 200x500 feet In size. 

This venture is one of the first that 
Thompson has attempted in the cir- 
cus line. In It he will meet the op- 
position of practically every open-air 
summer resort of any note and size 
from coast to coast, as park managers 
and fair secretaries throughout the 
country have long since realized the 
value of an aeronautic feature as a 
drawing card. 



SHUT OUT AT HOME. 

Cortland, N. Y., Oct. 13. 

Though Bill Dillon and his brothers 
run the Opera House in this town, 
Bill can't appear professionally in it. 
The Opera House is playing "pop" 
vaudeville, booked through the United 
Offices in New York. Bill is on the 
"blacklist" of that agency, having 
played for William Morris. Every 
Tuesday in New York Mr. Dillon drops 
In the United's Family Department, 
looks over the market for next week's 
program, then walks out. 

It's hard to shut out a good actor in 
his home town, and Cortland isn't 
such a bad little place. Only this 
week a girl came here from New York 
for a rest. The next day a fellow 
came after her and shot the young 
woman, probably fatally. No one here 
knows whether he shot her because 
she came to Cortland or because she 
wouldn't marry him. Anyway, after 
seeing the town while walking through 
the main street to where the girl lived, 
and after shooting her, he shot him- 
self in the hope he wouldn't have to 
make the return trip to the depot 
alive. 



"BLACKLIST" FRAME-UP. 

In the dullness of the vaudeville 
week now ending, some attention has 
been paid to the light booking of 
"blacklisted" acts by the United 
Booking Offices or managers booking 
through it. The latter have seldom 
taken a "blacklisted" turn under its 
own stage name, that having been 
changed in the great majority of 
cases. 

The playing of Karno's Comedians at 
Percy G. Williams' houses is the in- 
stance engaging conversation. Al- 
though the piece is not the same as 
appeared on the "opposition time," 
everything else — excepting an actor or 
two — is. 

One person claimed this week that 
the reason for the engagement of the 
Karno act so openly was to scare 
actors away from the Morris and other 
opposition circuits, leading them to 
believe that in the booking of Kar- 
no's, they might see a future opening 
for themselves. This, it was claimed, 
the United believed would have a 
harmful effect upon "the opposition," 
holding down the supply of acts for it. 

It may have worked out that way, 
from observation, though during the 
past few days there has been a noted 
incline towards the Morris office. 
Several good-sized acts have re- 
engaged with that "opposition," and 
its bills commence to assume a more 
staple look. 

It was also reported during the 
week that the engaging of the Karno 
act by the United has brought about 
protests from several United man- 
agers who either booked the "black- 
listed" numbers "under cover" or 
wanted to take them that way, or 
openly. In every instance where ob- 
jection was made, or the booking 
"leaked," it is said the manager held 
up the Karno contract as the horrible 
example he had to follow. 

One manager even fooled Sam 
Hodgdon, the United's boss booker. 
This manager who stands up in the 
United like an ace on the table 
slipped in a single at a cut of $50 on 
his time. The single was a woman, 
off the Morris Circuit. 

The fact of her appearance in a 
United house reached New York 
somehow and was talked about in the 
United offices. The manager hearing 
of it, had his resident manager frame 
up the weekly report reading "Our 
Miss Blank, local favorite, etc." 
When the rumor reached Hodgdon 
one day, he immediately looked up 
the report, saying "I told you so" as 
the "local favorite" and "Our Miss 
Blank" struck his gaze. 

The story grew so strong, however. 
Hodgdon called in the manager, set- 
ting the case before him. The man- 
ager admitted the booking, claiming 
that as everyone else had taken a 
chance he did not intend protecting 
the Keith - Williams - Hammerstein 
group in his towns, which did not 
harbor "opposition" houses. 

Mr. Hodgdon is said to have 
thrown up his hands at the confes- 
sion, saying his faith in human na- 
ture hart vanished, as the manager 
who admitted the booking was the 
only one in the agency that Hodgdon 
would have staked anything on for 
fidelity. 



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FIRE AT PREMIERE. 

Chicago, Oct. 13. 

The opening of the Willard theatre, 
a new combination house here, was 
marked with scenes of great excite- 
ment. After the second show of the 
evening had started it was discovered 
that a pile of building refuse in the al- 
ley back of the stage was on fire. 
Flames communicated to the building 
proper, but by extreme caution the 
management withheld from the audi- 
ence all knowledge of the blaze. The 
theatre was crowded to suffocation at 
the time. 

Residents of the neighborhood as- 
sembled. They added to the excite- 
ment by making efforts to enter the 
building and reach their children and 
friends, who were in the audience. The 
house management conducted affairs 
admirably. Aided by the police and 
firemen, the show was completed and 
audience dismissed without the slight- 
est disturbance in the theatre. 

The flames were subdued without 
much damage to the building. 



"PARIS" ACT DOES PLAY. 

Chicago, Oct. 13. 

"Paris By Night" will play the 
ChurcMU house at Grand Rapids next 
week, Fettling up the booking differ- 
ences between E. P. Churchill and 
William Morris over the booking of 
the piece. This week at Peoria "The 
Futurity Winner" is appearing, also 
booked from the Morris offl e. it is 
understood. 

Churchill's first date for ^the 
"Paris" act was canceled by the Mor- 
ris office after the Illinois manager 
had posted paper for it. It is salt 1 
that Dan Flshell of the Princes, St. 
Louis, c; Hed on the Morris office lor 
the pantomime, when Churchill lost 
it for that week. 



"POP" CIRCUIT HEAD RETIRING. 

Toronto, Oct. 13. 

It was authoritivoly reported early 
this week that this will be the last 
season that John Griffin, the head of 
the Griffin circuit of "pop" vaudeville 
houses in the United States and Can- 
ada will take an active part in the 
management of his business affairs, 
as he is to retire and turn over the 
business to his only son, Peter F. 
Griffin. 

There has been a general shift of 
the managers of the various houses 
on the Griffin circuit, in Eastern Can- 
ada. 

Peter T. Griffin made the shift so as 
to obtain an estimate of the respective 
value of the men that he has as man- 
agers. He wishes to sort out those who 
are the business bringers. 



STOPS HOOKING TOURS. 

(Special Cable to Vauiktv.) 

London, Oct. 1 :L 
The Moss-Stoll tour has practically 
ceased booking acts for long tours, 
pending split in December. 



Dellaven and Sydney and "The 
Matinee Maids" will make up a new 
"girl act" to be presented in a couple 
of weeks under the management of 
Jack Grogan. 



T. B. C. BOOKING MILES. 

Chicago, Oct. 13. 

Commencing Monday the three 
Miles houses in Detroit, St Paul and 
Minneapolis will secure their bills 
from the Theatrical Booking Corpor- 
ation, of this city. 

The change ends Miles' connection 
with Alexander Pantages. The latter 
circuit will again commence to open 
its acts at Calgary, Canada, instead 
of at Detroit, as it has been doing 
since handling bills for Miles. 

There may be some legal troubles 
between Miles and Pantages over the 
shift. It is reported that Miles, E. 
P. Churchill and Walter Keefe got 
together on the proposition only after 
much persuasion by the Detroit man. 

After next week the acts starting on 
the time controlled by the T. B. C. 
of Chicago will open Monday instead 
of Sunday as heretofore. This change 
has been made so that acts coming 
from the east will be able to make 
the Jump over one day and will not 
be forced to lay off for one week. 

A partial list of turns booked for 
this time disclosed the names of Henry 
Lee, George H. Primrose, McKenzie 
and Shannon, Mabel McKinley, Estelle 
Wordette and Co., and Sam J. Curtis 
and Co. 



WOOD'S TRIP GOOD FOR SIX. 

Joe Wood returned from a little 
trip of two or three days on Monday, 
and brought a few new houses back 
In his bag. They are located at 
Steelton, Bethlehem, Carlisle, Ellen- 
ville (Pa.), Washington and Morris- 
town, N. J. 

To avoid Joe forgetting there are 
other agencies out for business, the 
Family Department of the United 
Booking Offices, relieved him of the 
bookings for the Opera House, Water- 
town, N. Y. The Opera House plays 
acts when not having any traveling at- 
tractions within its walls. Two or 
three turns are used. Sometimes 
they play a week, and sometimes they 
don't, but are paid full salary in either 
event. The Opera House is looking 
for the same patronage that Frank A. 
Keeney's Orpheum in Watertown is 
after. It's a small but lively town. 
Some day Mr. Keeney says he thinks 
he will go up and look it over. 

A couple of local houses have been 
added to the Wood list by Harry 
Whitlock. The Savoy, Brooklyn, 

opened last Siturlay. The Myrtle, 
on Himrod street, is to start Nov. G. 
The Myrtle is a new theatre. 

The Loew offices reported this week 
the annexing of the Music Hall, South 
Xorwalk, Conn., with no losses of 
houses. The Musical Hall is now 
unlcr the management of Felix 
Reich. Almost everybody else in the 
\v.-»rl I with an ambition to be a man- 
ager lias taken a try with it. 



Mabel Dp Young of the Marcus Loew 
office is going to offer a new dancing 
act to managers soon which has three 
girls in it. The act will be Known 
as the Mabel I)e Young Trio. 



THE BRONX CROWD. 

The program for the first three days 
of next week for the new National 
theatre in the Bronx will have Murphy 
and Francis, Elsa Ford, Clarence Sis- 
ters and Brother, Carlyle Moore and 
Co., Searl Allen and Co., Hill and 
Akerman, Murphy and Francis, and 
the usual pictures. 

The National opens Monday. It 
will be a "split" week. Admission 
is 10-15-25. Capacity, 3,100. 

Another new theatre for the Bronx 
is to be at the corner of Westchester 
and Tinton avanues. The cost is plac- 
ed at $75,000. Thomas W. Lamb, 
the theatre architect who has had 
charge of the construction of all the 
houses in which Felix Isman has been 
interested, will furnish the plans for 
a three-story structure covering a plot 
tha't is 71x17 5 feet in dimension. The 
owner of the property is Max Ver- 
schleiser, who resides within a few 
blocks of the theatre site. 

The theatres situated in the Bronx 
are making a strong play for Yonkers 
patronage. The P. G. Williams' house 
and the two burlesque houses. Min- 
er's and the Metropolis, are spending 
quite a little money in billing Yonkers 
and the surrounding suburbs. South 
Broadway leading to the Park Hill 
Inn is lined with a mass of three and 
eight sheets, advertising the current 
attractions in the Bronx houses. 

Frank Gerson's house at 160th 
street and Prospect avenue is due to 
start Nov. 19. It has a capacity of 
1,400, and will play the "pop" brand 
at 10-15-25. 

Dave Genaro and Ray Bailey were 
scheduled to be the headliners at the 
opening of the National. The con- 
sideration offered to Genaro was quite 
enough to make him deeply consider 
taking the trip half way to Albany 
twice daily, but at the last minute 
William Morris stepped In and pre- 
vented the deal going through. As 
a result Genaro and Bailey will be 
on the bill at the American next week. 



Mildred Holland will open her star- 
ring season in "The Provider," at St. 
Joseph, Mo., next Wednesday. 



Blake's Cirrus starts the Loew Cir- 
cuit Oct. 24, 



Komi find Augusta have dissolved. 
The male acrobat of the former team 
is now a special policeman on the 
Subway, watching out for booking 
agents to pass along his way. 




BROOKLYN'S OXFORD GOING. 

Aside from a few hitches, which 
generally mark the opening of a new 
theatre, the Oxford, Brooklyn's new- 
est "pop" house received the stamp 
of approval when thrown open to the 
public for the first time Monday even- 
ing. The house is centrally located, 
in the busy theatrical district across 
the East River. 

The Oxford is the property of Percy 
Williams, but has been leased for a 
term of years by the Hanson Amuse- 
ment Co., of which Cyrus B. Gale is 
president and general manager and 
John J. Maloney, secretary and treas- 
urer. The management and book- 
ings will be looked after personally by 
Mr. Gale. There will be three shows 
daily, with prices, 10-15-25. 

•Work of constructng the Oxford was 
started six months ago by Architect W. 
H. McElfatrick at Flatbush avenue and 
State street. The building cost about 
$95,000. It is of Moorish style of 
architecture and very attractive, the 
boxes being finished in the most ap- 
proved fashion. The gallery and bal- 
cony are just as Inviting as the down- 
stairs portion. The seating capacity 
of the entire house is approximately 
800. The dimensions of the audito- 
rium are 80x80, and the stage is 12 
feet deep and 32 feet wide. 

Manager Gale made a little speech 
from the stage, thanking the people 
for their patronage and outlining the 
policy. Five acts, pictures and illus- 
trated songs will be offered, on a "split 
week." 

Booked through the Family Dept., 
United Booking Offices, the opening 
bill consisted of Erney and Fay, 
Sprague and Dixon, Bob Ferns, and 
Wangdoodle Four (colored). The 
Ross Sisters were unable to appear. 
For Thursday, yesterday and to-day 
the bill offered Crawford and Patter- 
son, Dan Dawson, Krusado and Job, 
Minstrel Boys and Harvey Bergen 
(colored). 



HEARING IN KKALEY CASK. 

There was a hearing in the protest 
of the White Rats against the issu- 
ance of a license to the Edward F. 
Kealey Agency, in the office of the 
Commissioner of Licenses Monday 
morning. The hearing has been ad- 
journed until Oct. 19 at 10 a. in. 

Kealey was represented by (jus. 
Rogers, the attorney, the White Rats 
having Mr. Cahill of the Dennis F. 
O'Brien office to look after their in- 
terests. 

The Rats introduced evidence that 
Kealey had two years ago made an 
improper proposal to a female artist 
who had applied to him for an en- 
gagement. 



WKI.LI.NT.TON LOI9 

CROSS :md JOSKPHINE 

This nmsiiiii comedy couple finish their ex- 
tn tie ly su<Tc;-.--ful season In the east, and 
• ik. up t In ir SKf'ONh OKI'IIKIM TOUK in 
Chlcaxo n«'Xt week (Oct. 17). 



K\T|CI<;s TWO AWAY. 

The Family Department of the 
I'nited Hooking OHie< s, took over two 
of the Ta\lor & Kaufmann houses 
last week. One was the Slater, PottB- 
ville. Pa., and the other, Palace, 
lla/elton. 

For some time past the owners of 
the property have been dictating as 
to who the theatres should book 
ihrough. It was the following of the 
policy that they laid out which caused 
tho switch to be made. 



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Chicago, Oct. 11. 
Editor Variety: 

I read the review on "The Deacon 
and the Lady" in Variety. I saw 
the first act of the show in Baltimore. 
At that time, Mr. Jennings did not 
use a bull dog with a pipe in its 
mouth. I also know that a number 
of that company were over to see my 
act at the Savoy. 

I have used the bull dog with the 
pipe on the stage for the r last four 
years. It seems too bad that these 
two dollar shows have to go to vaude- 
ville and choose the best bits from 
an act, without the act having any re- 
dress. I don't claim to be the origi- 
nator of the dog carrying the pipe in 
his mouth on the street, but I do 
claim the originality of having a bull 
dog follow me on the stage with the 
pipe in his mouth. 

Frederick V. liotDers. 



New York, Oct. 10. 
Editor Variety: 

In reference to the Spissell Bros', 
act, I would state that I am no longer 
connected with Spissell Bros and Co. 
Furthermore, I am the originator of 
the Dutchman's "First Visit," and the 
various mechanical "props." 

Joseph F. Spissell. 
(Spissell, Ladella, Eagel and Co.) 



New York City, Oct. 2. 
Editor Variety: 

I would like to hear a satisfactory 
reply to the following: who is right 
in the stand taken by a manager and 
artist where the manager refuses to 
furnish "props" for a "showing" of an 
act, and the artist declines to appear 
through the "props" not being fur- 
nished. 

Though I suppose the cost of the 
"props" is not concerned in tbe an- 
swer, the amount the> would have 
cost was $3.50. 

It is a New York "small time" argu- 
ment. The act (sketch) was to have 
appeared for one performance only. 
The players are two well-known 
artists. 

Jtimcs Harrold. 

(The point raised by the above has 
several angles. Though Mr. Harrold 
thinks the cost of the "props" should 
have no bearing, in this instance it 
would seem that for the "small time" 
house to have a sketch, though new, 
played by two well-known artists as an 
item on the bill would be worth the 
slight annoyance through possible re- 
arrangement of the program, and 
also $3.50 for "props," by a "small 
time" circuit which plays "splits", 
along with a shift of acts on Sunday 
and "pro rata" payments for one or 
more shows any time. A recognized 
showman in vaudeville upon having 
the question put to him said that 
the management was right in the re- 
fusal to furnish at its own expense any 



"props" required. The showman re- 
marked the house would have had 
no advantage of any previous billing, 
gambled upon the merits of the "show- 
ing" with equal chances, and that it 
was valueless to the house, the oppor- 
tunity to "show" was an accomoda- 
tion, he added, leaving the item of any 
expense solely upon the act. — Ed.) 



Charleston, S. C, Sept. 24. 
Editor Variety: 

There Is an act, Bot and Dot (better 
known as Bot Schaffer) doing our 
act. "The Doctor and the Show Girl," 
word for word. They are playing the 
small time in the south, but we are 
playing the Interstate Circuit, in the 
south also, and I think it time that 
they should stop doing our act, as we 
were the means of securing him work 
out of Chicago this winter for his 
single act. 

I think, Mr. Bot Schaffer, you have 
your nerve with you, to bodily take 
and do our act. Terra and. Elmer. 



New Orleans, Sept. 24. 
Editor Variety: 

After reading the review of Carrie 
De Mar's act I notice in Variety Daisy 
Harcourt's claim to be the first woman 
to wear the "Hobble Skirt" in Am- 
erica. 

Allow me to correct both your re- 
viewer and Miss Harcourt by stating 
the fact that Mildred Grover wore a 
"Hobble Skirt" all last season, com- 
mencing Oct. 25, 1909, at the Or- 
pheum, Allentown, Pa. 

When Dash reviewed our act two 
years ago at the Alhambra, New York, 
he insinuated Miss Grover's burlesque 
on the "Sheath Gown" was rather 
ancient. To our knowledge, she was 
the first one to introduce that in 
vaudeville also, at the Olympic, Chi- 
cago, in June, 1908. Of course by 
the time Dash "caught" us in New 
York, he had seen many others before 
us. Dick Richards. 

(Mildred Grover and Richards.) 



Editor Variety: 

I want to bring before the pro- 
fession the De Young Bros., are us- 
ing the name of the "Two Francis- 
cos," which ew have used since en- 
tering the show business fourteen 
years ago. 

In some towns they go under the 
name of Allen and Young. 

Not being satisfied by taking our 
names, they have also taken and used 
our act. Two Franciscos. 



The Biff City Quartet has been 
booked for the season in the east and 
west by Albee. Weber & Evans. 




Alice Lloyd returned from London 
with costumes more elaborate than 
ever. All follow the "hobble" line 
closely. Three of the gowns are but 
half a yard around the bottom. They 
are not made with a band forming the 
hobble, but cut in straight lines, nar- 
rowing towards the ankle. Some look 
like a trouser leg. The combinations 
cf colors are striking. One is a deep 
coral pink covered Ln navy blue chif- 
fon with brilliant buttons, another a 
peach messaline, over which is a cin- 
namon brown chiffon and a white with 
black chiffon is very handsome. A 
light blue chiffon is gorgeous. It is 
trimmed with bands of embroidery in 
the same shade and finished off with 
two enormous tassels. One pink frock 
is sweetly pretty. The bodice is com- 
posed entirely of tucks, each tuck out- 
lined with a row of diamonds. There 
are blues and pinks, in fact, gowns of 
every hue. Needless to say Alice will 
be a dress sensation in the west. Each 
gowji has a hat in harmony. One hat 
of blue satin covered in willow plumes 
with a touch of coral is lovely. Two of 
the longest willow plumes made adorn 
an enormous black velvet shape. Caps 
of lace and satin add to this extrava- 
gant outfit. 



I must be a terribly poor scribbler 
in long hand. Last week when I 
wrote "I Wonder What's Keeping 
Bert Cooper in Paris?" it came out 
"1 Wonder Who's Keeping Bert 
Cooper in Paris," and seemed to have 
pa^ued by everybody. 



Who said Marie Cahill was stout? 
Miss Cahill ln her new gowns shows a 
most symmetrical figure and looks 
pounds lighter than Truly Shattuck i.n 
"Judy Forgot." Miss Cahill's first 
gown in deep pink was lovely. All 
Miss Cahill's gowns are well made and 
suited her style. But it was the cloaks, 
hats and peculiar muffs which at- 
tracted the most attention. One cloak 
of ermine was very costly, but an ar- 
rangement Ln chiffon and ermine was 
the unique combination. A black vel- 
vet hat smothered in white aigrettes 
was perfect. Truly Shattuck wore a 
hair arrangement like Pauline Chase's, 
with not the same effect. The dresses 
of the entire chorus of the Cahill 
show were as ugly as they could pos- 
sibly be. 



Belle Blanche at Hammerstein's this 
week was becomingly dressed ln one 
number. It was a gray frock with a 
motor bonnet. 



HERE'S BILLY GOULD 

BY WILLIAM GOULD. 

Lou Pincus, booking agent for Pan- 
tages, offered Harry Leonhardt his 
circuit for "The Futurity Winner." 
Harry declined saying "The horses 
won't play 3 a day." 



William II. Fox will arrive in New 
York to-day (Saturday). He opens 
at Keith's. Philadelphia. Monday. 



Angle Norton of Norton and Nichol- 
son has a new Idea, for a sketch. 
She will stage, produce and finance 
same- 



Can a person steal unintentionally? 
If you think it is impossible sing the 
first and third line of "The Beautiful 
Garden of Roses"; then sing first and 
third line of "My Marauch." 

(I admit it is worthy of Pinkerton.) 



An act played at Sherry's the other 
night, receiving the date at a few min- 
utes' notice, one being married, wrote 
a note to her husband. Here is the 
contents of same, verbatim: 
Mr. K. B. Merrill, 

Dear Sir: — Everybody must go 
over to Sherry's to-night in Lu- 
clana Lou costume to go through 
the number, so call for me dear. 

Lovingly, 
Julia. 
P. S. — It is business not pleasure. 
Blame your husband for this being 
in print, Julia. (I hate to see peace 
in any married family.) 



I asked a l^zy coon the other day 
what he did for a living? He re- 
plied: "Oh! I just follow the warm 
weather, that's all." 



Here are two Willie Hammerstein 
pulled. A lady asked him if Countess 
De Swirsky was playing his house that 
week. Willie said: "Yes — she's a 
brave woman." He asked me this one, 
"When is a manager not a manager?" 
As I wanted to play the house again 1 
played straight, saying, "I don't know. 
When is a manager not a manager?" 
Willie answered: "Nine times out of 
ten." 



The greatest laughing show that I 
ever saw Is Geo. M. Cohan's "Get Rich 
Quick Wallingford." See it. 



Here is a contrast between two 
vaudeville actors. One performer, 
quite unknown and just on the edge 
of the big time, said to me: "Before 
I made my big hit." (Rough and 
crude stuff.) A few minutes after- 
wards I met Jim Harrigan, the tramp 
juggler, who Is and has always been 
a "big hit." I said: "Jim, what did 
you do on the coast that made you 
go so big?" Jim said, "Oh, I just 
sang a couple of little songs and told 
a few bum jokes." (Pick the win- 
ner.) 



The Solid Ivory Club held its sec- 
ond annual dinner and bath last Tues- 
day night. The subject for discussion 
was "Suicide." Mr. Bird contended 
that all police stations should have 
three or four suicide rooms. If a 
man came in and said, "I want to 
commit suicide," the policeman would 
say, "What route? Gun, rope or 
gas?" Mr. King argued that the best 
way to commit suicide for the fam- 
ily's sake, would be to buy an aero- 
plane and go up in it and then stop 
the motor. Everybody would remark. 
"He died a hero, for a good cause, de- 
veloping science." "Mush Ear" said, 
"I will have to try all before I will 
be able to tell which is best, although 
the aeroplane suggestion sounds 
good." 



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London, Oct. 5. 
Oswald Stoll, after seeing Bern- 
hardt's tremendous success, is said 
to have commissioned Marinelli to go 
after Caruso for a vaudeville engage- 
ment at the Coliseum. 



Adeline CJenee has been booked for 
the Coliseum, to opan sometime next 
Spring. 



Cliff Berzac will sail for the States 
on the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse 
Oct. 12. 



Harry Burns, the provincial agent, 
will have a London office soon. 



The Great Lafayette returned this 
week from a tour on the Continent 
and will immediately go on the Stoll 
time. Lafayette made all his jumps 
on the Continent in his wild motor 
car. 



There has been a wonderful comedy 
drama enacted here in London by two 
Hebrew comedians (not in the same 
act), over a card game of some kLnd. 
Both comedians are from the States. 
The first scene is an artist's club. The 
characters are the Hebrew comedians, 
and a pugilist of some note; also an- 
other card player. At this club no 
money can be displayed. Everything 
is the "pay you after" plan. As the 
game goes on, Hebrew comedian No. 
1 continues win.ning from the other 
comedian. At the conclusion there is 
about $100 comedian No. 1 has coming 
from the other comedian. Comedian 
No. 2 refuses to settle. There is much 
talk and threats. No. 1 with the mon- 
ey coming, has the pugilist on his 
side. He looks a winner. Welcher 
promises to pay the next day, without 
any intention of doing so. But 
threats against his personal beauty 
reach him. He fears the pugilist. 
The next scene is very dramatic. No. 
1 meets the bad man. The bad boy 
calls him aside and laying a revolver 
in the palm of his hand, tells him to 
have a look, all the while using the 
Hebrew dialect. With the other hand 
he dived down in his pocket, produc- 
ing a license to carry the weapon. It 
has been the scream of the ineighbor- 
hood. Up to now no one has been 
shot. People who have seen the gun 
say it is a real one. 



Fred Karno put on a sketch last 
week (at the Canterbury) called "The 
New Slavey." While not up to the 
Karno standard the piece will prob- 
ably pass along, mainly through the 
comedy efforts of Shaun Glcnville. 



George Mozart at the Canterbury 
last week, put over a new idea in 
travesty. He gives an Imitation of 
a moving picture film with his own 
company. Calling it "The Thief." In 
the whirling lights a very funny melo- 



drama is showji by Mozart, and others 
dressed as policemen. 



Ferdinand Frey and Lelette Agoust 

* put on an act at the Alhambra last 
week. Frey is a French singer. He 
tries to be funny and is the main 
part of the act, Miss Agousi assisting. 
The Frenchman does a sort of a pro- 
tean sketch, impersonating different 
servants around a hotel. While Frey 
can sing, his idea of co'medy is strictly 
Continental, of course, and that lets 
him out. 



Bransby Williams made his de- 
but in a West End dramatic 
piece this week when he appeared Ln 
a play by Hall Caine called "The 
Bishop's Son." The critics were di- 
vided as to Mr. Williams, but mostly 
all predicted a short run for the play. 



Harry Vernon's "Horse-Thief," 
with Herbert Sleeth in the lead, will 
play the London Hippodrome, Nov. 12, 
after a few weeks in the Provinces. 



Johnson and Hart, formerly of Har- 
ry Kraton's second "Hoopville" com- 
pany, are playing with Gibbons in 
London, after a tour of the North of 
England. 



George Bastow, a comic singer of 
the old school, is appealing this week 
for the first time in several years 
in London, having been compelled to 
quit the stage through ill health. Mr. 
Bastow is at the Hippodrome, going 
very well, with a couple of new char- 
acters that he gets over admirably. 
Mr. Bastow was of "Galloping Major" 
fame. 



Walllc Fitzgibbon has arrived from 
America and will have a showing at 
the Camberwell Empire next week. 



Ethel Irving, the legitimate actress, 
will play the Hippodrome Jan. 3, in a 
playlet by Henry Arthur Jones. Hart- 
ley Milburn booked the act there. 



Eddie Lang, formerly with the Big 
Four, has formed another quartet 
called the American Comedy Harmon- 
ists. 



Harry Jolson, who sailed this week 
for the States, will return to play dates 
here next April. 



Jack and Evelyn, booked for the 
Holborn this week, did not appear 
owing to the illness of Jack. "The 
Wow Wows," a new Karno act, made 
its first West End appearance at this 
hall and judging from the laughs re- 
ceived it will have no trouble over 
bookings. A sketch called "The Touch 
of a Child," scored at the Holborn. 
It is far above the average general- 
ly seen ln the halls. 



PARIS NOTES 

BY EDWARD G. KENDREW 



Paris, Oct. 4. 
The Casino de Paris is not likely 
to change hands at present. Jack 
DeFrece was near signing a contract 
to take over the twelve years' lease 
of Albert Cailar, but en reflection left 
for London without closing the trans- 
action. It was intended to obtain a 
further lease of 30 years of M. 
Edwards, the landlord, through M. 
Zanroff, and to rebuild the establish- 
ment. On Oct. 1 the Casino program 
underwent a change, like the major- 
ity of the Parisian music halls, by the 
appearance of Catherine Florence, 
American singer, Les Zeds, acrobats, 
and Belsai, Spanish danseuse. The 
giant negress, Abamah (Ella Wil- 
liams) remains the "big" attraction. 
She will later make a tour under 
Rasimi's direction. 



The Folies Bergere has been doing 
excellent business. The improved 
program, October, contains Geo. Ali, 
Three Athletes, McBanns, Humpsty- 
Bumpsty, Kaufmans (Keba and Inez). 
Naturally Clement Bannel has with- 
drawn the indifferent sketch of Paul 
Ardot, in which Anne Dancrey had 
an ungrateful role. Ardo, the author, 
now leturns to his original part at 
the Apollo, in "Hans, the Flute Play- 
er." The Winter revue is being pre- 
pared, and will be seen towards the 
end of Decmber. 



Th Olympia will not make much 
change in its show until the middle 
of October. On the 1st, the BrotWs 
Dalf, parallel bar act, and Zenga 
opened, replacing the poor sketch 
"La Fuite," in which Rosenheim 
proved Umself more motieient as an 
artist than a playwright. This hall 
will close Oct. 11 for rehearsals of 
the new revue, due the 14th. A big 
company is now busily rehearsing, 
including Lala Selbini, Bessie Clay- 
ton, Mme. Delterne (popular Bel- 
gian comedienne), Odette Auber, six- 
teen "Ernie Girls," Max Linder, Girier, 
Resse, Darcet, Miles. Lucienne Malty, 
Dhomas (particularly good in the last 
Moulin Rouge production), Valda, 
Jusset, 7 Bob Pender Troupe, 
Dulga, with a new piano trick. The 
revue will be signed by Arnaud and 
Millet, but many others have had a 
hand in the work. Nothing has yet 
been decided as to the tut ure tenancy 
of the Olympia. Oscar Hannnerstein 
occupied a stage box one evening last 
week. Although he is talking of 
nothing but grand opera for London, 
Oscar was exceedingly interested in 
the monk "Pri.nce Charles," and the 
writing dog, "Dick." 



Marigny closed Sept. ;jo, after a 
good season, with the exception of the 
List month. 



At the Alhambra are I.e Roy, Talma 
and Bosco. Henry Helnie, Sabini 
Troupe, Troba, Kelly and Agnes, Jules 
Moy, Garcia, Miss Mollin and Girls, 
Sehilincky Brothers, Valdetta, Payon, 
Frajicis Gerard. 



The Etoile Palace's new show in- 
cluded the Royal Quintet, Usrima 
Bros., Elvire Obert, Wandrey, Sisters 
Myosotis, Helwegh and Bella, Rene 
Raoult. 



A new hall, to be called Casino 
Montparnasse, is being built. It is 
a small place and will open as a cafe 
chantant. 



The death of Marius Cairanne, com- 
poser, is announced at the age of 51 



Much satisfaction is expressed in 
France at the passage of the 
new law in Argentine Republic 
by which that country adheres to the 
International Convention concerning 
ownership of literary works, thus af- 
fording protection to the plays of for- 
eign authors. The only now remain- 
ing country where a certain protec- 
tion against plagarlsm is not obtain- 
able is Russia. 



The Paris Journal In its interesting 
theatrical notes calls attention to the 
fact that in 1841 the Porte St. Mar- 
tin Theatre mounted a revue entitled 
"To-day and 100 Years Hence," in 
which the authors made fun of the 
improbable ideas of Inventors of wood 
paving, women lawyers, express trains, 
with a direct line from Paris to Pe- 
kin, horseless carriages, and (the most 
chimerical prognostication at that 
time) the friendship between France 
and England. All these improbable 
inventions have been realized in much 
less than 100 years. No reference 
appears to have been made concern- 
ing" aeroplanes, and how the public 
would be fooled at that very same 
theatre in 1910 by a play called 
"Chantecler." 



TRAVELOG CIRCUIT. 

What will be the first of a chain 
of houses in which illustrated trave- 
logs will be featured will be finished 
early next spring for the Damascus 
Theatre Co., by Architect W. H. Mc- 
Elfatrick. It will be personally man- 
aged by Richard G. Knowles, who is 
well known on the lecture and en- 
tertainment platform. 

According to plans in embryo, five 
houses will be built in the east and 
what success the Knowles house will 
have is being awaited with keen in- 
terest by the men behind the new the- 
atre scheme. 

The Knowles house is being con- 
structed on the north side of Long- 
wood street and on the east side of 
Westchester avenue. It will be of 
Syrian architecture and will offer a 
new style in theatre construction. 

The naming of the house will be 
left to a popular voting contest to 
decide. The Damascus Co. expects 
to have the theatre opened early in 
spring. 



Cliurles Kenna, "The Fakir," open- 
ed at the American, \<\v York, Mon- 
day, for the fir: t of eight weeks over 
the Morris Circuit time. 



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VARIETY 



HAS BASEBALL CONCESSION. 

Chicago, Oct. 13. 

The Es3anay people have arranged 
with the National Commission to take 
exclusive pictures of the champion- 
ship series between the "Cubs" and 
Athletics, which open next week. 

This is the third season Essanay has 
had the concession. 



HALF GAUMONT'S GOES OVER. 

The Gaumont company has swung 
its American factory, located at Flush- 
ing, L. I., to the independents and 
its first American reel will be released 
Oct. 21 under the newly adopted trade 
mark of "Solax." 

George Magie, well known among 
the motion picture people, Is business 
manager of the §olax company. Ma- 
dame Blache, a relative of Leon Gau- 
mont, will be superintendent of the 
photographic department. 



WANT PUBLIC CENSORS. 

There is likelihood of an ordinance 
being passed by the New York City 
Council establishing a public Board 
of Censors for all moving pictures 
shown in the city. Such a measure 
will be heartily approved by the mov- 
ing picture show proprietors. 

A hearing on the proposed ordi- 
nance is set for Wednesday afternoon, 
Oct. 19, at City Hall. 

Objection to the ordinance is being 
made by the present Board of Cen- 
sors, which is a private body appoint- 
ed some time ago by a committee of 
civic organizations. 



REAL MIDDIES IN PICTURE. 

The first picture taken in America 
in which the United States govern- 
ment actually participates was "film- 
ed" last week at Washington, when 
one of Uncle Sam's battleships, was 
placed at the disposal of the Gau- 
mont company and views of the "mid- 
dies" in action were taken. 

Marines, numbering 580, took part 
in the picture making. The film will 
be one of the early releases with the 
new Solax trade mark. 



TAKE FROM "TRUST." 

Hutchinson & Hite, a Chicago film 
renting firm, have left the ranks of 
the trust and are now allied with the 
independent forces. Hutchinson was 
formerly with Fred Aiken, of the 
Theatre Film Service, recently ab- 
sorbed by the General Film Co. 



P. A. Powers, of the Powers pic- 
ture company, and Frank Talbot, pro- 
prietor of the Gem, Lyric and Bijou 
Dream theatres in St. Louis, figured 
in an automobile wreck in that city 
last Monday afternoon. While Talbot 
was not seriously injured, Powers had 
his back badly hurt and was also inter- 
nally injured. There were seven peo- 
ple in the machine. 



Bert Levey's engagement at the 
Wintergarten, Berlin, has been ex- 
tended throughout October, giving the 
cartoonist ten weeks in all at the Ger- 
man house. 



Herbert Clifton returned to New 
York this week. He opens at Chase's 
Washington, Monday, going through to 
the Coast this season. M. S. Bent- 
ham is the agent. 



VARIETY'S PICTURE REVIEWS 



BILLS NEXT WEEK. 



"THE ARMORER'S DAUGHTER" (Reliance) 
(Independent). 
The picture shows what beautiful results 
may be obtaiued when close attention Is paid 
to details and proper scenic and stage arrange- 
ment. The acting itself stands alone. This 
American production of the pomp and splendor 
of Romau feudal time, wbile typically forelgu 
in idea, brings credit to the Reliance people 
for the magnificent manner in which it has 
been placed before the camera. 



"HANK AND IJVNK" (Essanay). 

These eccentric individuals— tbe long and the 
short of it— are shown in another supposed 
funny series, but like the other films that 
have passed in review are unable to deliver the 
goods. There is a short laugh at the finish, 
that is all. It Is about time Hank and Lank, 
with their unlimited opportunities, did some- 
thing that was really ludicrous. The scenes 
are well photographed. 



"A SUMMER FLIRTATION" (Pathe). 

Two nice looking young men besmear each 
other's face with shoe polish or burnt cork In 
a vain attempt to explode a lot of hilarious 
comedy. The Idea is overdone and it seems 
a shame to have wasted all the nice, clear 
work of the camera. The Idea of American 
fun as exploited by the Pathe firm seems to 
fall shy of the mark. 

"PAPAS FIRST OUTING" (Essanay). 

"Papa's Finish" as a title would have been 
just as appropriate, judging from the mauling 
he gets when he arrives home from the beach 
where he has carried on a flirtation with other 
women. The wife plans a home coming that 
gets a laugh when one of the children nearly 
undresses him In front of the camera. 



"FOILED BY A CIGARETTE, OR THE 
STOLEN PLANS OF THE FORTRESS" 
(Urban-Eclipse). 
The title is almost as good as a dime novel. 
A detective "shows up" an army traitor 
through his special brand of cigarettes and 
foils a deep-laid plot to place the plans of the 
fortress in the hands of the enemy. Another 
officer, under suspicion, is showered with apol- 
ogies and congratulations by bis superior of- 
ficers and the guilty man marched away to 
prison. There is a woman in the case, but 
she has little to do with the thrilling part of 
the story. The photography is good. 

BROTHER MAN" Vltagraph). 

Photographically, one of the best the Vlta- 
graph company has handed the exhibitors In 
many days. There Is class to this picture, and 
the idea is excellently worked up. A man is 
at his club, playing cards, when, receiving 
word that the stork has visited his home, he 
rushes home, but is cautioned by the nurse not 
to wake his offspring. A burglar enters and 
arouses the sleeping man. While taking his 
watch and money, the baby comes into the 
story long enough to soften the burglar's 
heart, and he not only returns his plunder, 
but leaves an extra "ten-spot" for the kid. A 
policeman nabs the fleeing robber, but the 
baby's papa shows him that he Is a brother 
at heart. The scenes of mother, nurse and the 
baby form a pretty feature that appeals. 

"ACTORS' FUND FIELD DAY" (Vltagraph). 
Plenty of novelty and fun in this picture. 
One does not have to know stage folk to enjoy 
it, as the views of* the wild men of Borneo 
doing one of their native dances, Blckel and 
Watson's phony hand, Bert Williams and Billle 
Reeves In an amusing boxing match, the 
greased pig chase, the negro pie eaters, shoe 
scramble and the chorus girls' foot race, are 
worth a dollar of any man s money. The pic- 
ture starts off with the parade of the show 
people at the Polo Grounds, and ends showing 
the way they were transported to the scene 
of festivities. 



"THE SONG THAT REACHED HIS HEART" 
(Edison). 
Another film showing scenes in the Canadian 
Northwest. The story is that of a lumber- 
man's love for his old sweetheart, who, by a 
turn of the wheel of fate, strikes the very 
town In which he is living. An old song, a 
favorite of the young lovers, and an attempt 
to rob hf>r of her money, brings them together 
again. The photography Isn't bad. but there 
are several links that need stronger connec- 
tions. 



WOMAN'S VANITY" (Lubln). 

A corking good comedy subject. There Is 
laugh after laugh in it, the finish belnc par- 
ticularly good. FRED. 

"THE GOLF FIEND" (Lubln). 

A short film with quite a few laughs. A 
golfing enthusiast uses the public highways 
for his links, greatly to the discomfort of 
pedestrians. FRED. 

"FOR HKR COUNTRY'S SAKE" (Sellg). 

A drama of Colonial days with a growsome 
ending. The story is well told and the pho- 
tography Is good, but the film did not strike 
the popular fancy. The finish, where a dead 
girl Is brought on by her father, who Is blood 
stained, Is rather too realistic. FRED. 



"AN INDIANS GRATITUDE" (Pathr). 

The chase "acrrtss wild, virgin land" and 
on water in canoes Is the best feature. The 
Pathe people have made an Interesting "bit" 
out of the capture of a renegade Indian by 
members of his own tribe. The picture Is 
full of excitement, action and realism. 



"THE SAGE, THE CHERUB AND THE 
WIDOW" (Vltagraph). 
A little child causes it all. She looks over 
a wail and becomes acquainted with the doc- 
tor next door. Her mother, a widow, finds her 
one day talking to "the sage. " He wins the 
widow. While the film will never cause any 
big talk, it helps paBB away a few minutes. 

"THE DUNCE CAP" (Gaumont). 

Will please children and adults. A little 
chap incurs the ill-will of his teacher, who 
places the dunce cap on his head. The boy Is 
further punished at home and sent to his 
room. He runs away and travels. It Is a 
nice little Btory and well told. 

"A SKIER TRAINING" (Gaumont). 

Short, but sweet. In fact, this film would 
make a better Impression were more features 
of this foreign winter pastime shown. 

"A GOLD NECKLACE" (Blograph). 

A comedy subject that falls short. The 
characters are miscast, the two girls In the 
picture do not look any more than fifteen 
years of age, and both act In keeping with 
that age. One has a sweetheart who looks 
fully thirty or more. His appearance takes 
from the comedy value. A younger appear- 
ing chap could have gotten more out of the 
role. There seemed to be no excuse for the 
girl entering a boulevard cafe alone. The 
film has but four laughs In it at the most, and 
the finish falls flat. FRED. 



"HOW HUBBY GOT A RAISE" (Blograph). 

Two or three opportunities for legitimate 
comedy overlooked. Wlfey schemes to secure 
hubby a raise in salary. To further this end 
she Invites his employer to dinner. The wife 
borrows from the neighbors enough decora- 
tions to make the apartment look as though 
it was occupied by a family of unlimited 
wealth. When the employer comes to dinner 
he sizes up the general effect and then de- 
cides, that his employee la living far beyond 
his means and discharges him. A brief mo- 
ment at the finish brings laughter. FRED. 

"THE SANITARIUM" (Sellg). 

No excuses are necessary for the making 
of this film. It may have been slammed to- 
gether in the night A man and his valet 
turn a house Into a sanitarium to make a 
little pin money. Some old situations, some 
are worked to the limit There are enough 
people In the picture to make some genuinely 
funny climaxes. The photography will do. 

"THE STIGMA" (Pathe). 

A man emerges from prison on good be- 
havior, but the stain on his name cannot be 
obliterated. He endeavors to secure employ- 
ment without success. He saves a little girl 
from being seriously hurt by an automobile 
and when he again falls into his old habits, 
enters the very house where the child lives. 
You know the rest. Little acting Is required. 
A stronger finish could have been arranged. 

"IN THE GRAY OF THE DAWN" (Reliance) 
(Independent). 
The first release to be made by the Reliance 
people sets a new mark In motography. The 
picture, entitled "In The Gray of the Dawn," 
is adequately staged, handsomely costumed 
and superbly acted by a competent cast The 
photography is of the best. A woman 
with a butterfly career yields to the passions 
of true love, but all her womanly attributes 
are summed up when she finds that there Is a 
blind fiancee awaiting the man's return. Her 
better nature asserts Itself and to Insure 
happiness for the blind girl, ends her earthly 
existence in "the gray of the dawn" as her 
husband has gone for a minister. Marion 
Hardland's acting is clever. The film Is worth 
all the praise and attention the public will 
bestow upon it. 



"THAT CHINK AT GOLDEN GULCH" (Blo- 
graph). 
An Impossible Chinaman does things almost 
beyond mortal ken. He jumps Into America, 
picks up English In the twinkling of an eye, 
prints better than the average school boy, 
and effects the capture of a bold highwayman 
In a manner that is highly absurd. 

"BETTY IS PUNISHED" (Pathe). 

The Pathe Idea of the way Hetty does things 
may be excruciatingly funny across the pond, 
but in the American houses the Betty series 
does not create the furore desired. A modern 
version of "Peck's Rad Boy" would make a 
better Impression. While Betty Is Impossible 
in real life, she Is more than impossible in the 
series that Pathe is Inflicting on tbe Ameri- 
can audiences. Aside from an occasional 
laugh, the picture is a big disappointment. 

Hanunerstein's Roof, with pictures 
and vaudeville, may open about Oc- 
tober 24, If the place upstairs can be 
made wind proof. 



The Prospect theatre, Cleveland, O., 
will change Its policy of five to three 
shows daily, commencing next week. 



Frank Elllston and Co. open at the 
Fifth Avenue next Monday. It is an 
English act, and was wrongly reported 
for opening last Monday. 



NEW YORK. 



HAMMERSTEIN'8 
Lily Lena. 
Neil O'Brien ft Co. 
Howard ft North. 
Stuart Barnes. 
Cole and Johnson. 
Bothwell Browne. 
Nlchol Slaters. 
Cotter ft Boulden. 
Maxlmus. 

FIFTH AVENUE. 
Frank Keenan and 

Co. 
"College Life." 
Bizley and Fink. 
Conlln, Stelle and 

Carr. 
Rose Royal and 

"Chesterfield." 
Lorenzo and La 

Due. 
(Others to fill). 

COLONIAL. 
Russian Dancers. 
Sam Mann & Co. 
Chadwlck Trio. 
Belleclair Ifros. 
Primrose Four. 
Harry Breen. 
Jla Grannon. 
Konerz Bros. 

ALHAMBRA. 
Mclntyre & Heath. 
"The Courtiers." 
Mr. Hymack. 
Albert Whelan. 
Ruby Raymond ft Co 
Mr. ft Mrs. Stuart 

Darrow. 
Kaufman Bros. 
Three Hlckeys. 

BRONX. 
Victor Moore ft Co. 
Valerie Bergere and 

Co. 
Chip and Marble. 
Qeo. Felix and Co. 



Melani Four. 
Rooney and Bent. 
Bedlnl and Arthur. 
Jones and Deeley. 
Claude Roode. 

ORPHEUM. 
Karno Co. 
"Sonar Review." 
Lil Hawthorne. 
Sebastian, Merrill Co 
Macart and Bradford 
Royal Collbrls 
Four Uessems. 
Brown and Ayer. 

GREENPOINT. 
Mason, Keeler ft Co. 
George Newburn. 
Mr. and Mrs. Mark 

Murphy. 
Burnham and Green- 
wood. 
Hoey and Lee. 
Elton-Polo Troupe. 
Berry and Berry. 

AMERICAN. 
Gto. Primrose & Co. 
"The Futurity Win- 
ner." 
"Scrooge." 
Jim Callahan. 
Bryon and Langdon. 
U Macart Sisters. 
Maximo and Bobby. 
Steve Bartel. 
Harper-Smith Trio. 

FULTON. 
"The Monkey's Paw" 
Dunn and Glazier. 
Jessie BYoughton. 
Charles Kenna. 
Mason and Bart. 
Erwin and Herzog. 
McLellan and Carson 
Cummlngs and Glad- 
dings. 
(One to fill.) 



CINCINNATI, 



COLUMBIA. 
Gertrude Hoffmann. 
F. McCormack ft Co. 
Lloyd and Roberts. 
Earl and Curtis. 
Red ford and Win- 
chester. 
Rochez' Monkeys. 
(Others to till.) 



ORPHEUM. 
Amelia Bingham. 
Cliff Gordon. 
Harry Mayo. 
Cook Sisters. 
Paul Case and Co. 
Flnlay and Burke. 
3 Lloyds. 
Morris and Kramer. 



ST. LOUIS. 



COLUMBIA. 
"The Leading Lady." 

Co. 
Charlotte Parry Co. 
Moratl Opera Troupe 
Clifford and Burke. 
Marie Fenton. 
Grahame's Manikins. 
Reed Bros. 
Lighting Hopper. 



PRINCESS. 
Russian Dancers" 
Genaro and Bailey. 
Gardner and Stod- 
dard. 
Rivoll. 

George W. Day. 
Virginia Grant. 
Busse's Dogs. 
(One to fill.) 



CHICAGO. 



MAJESTIC. 
Elbert Hubbard. 
"Night Birds." 
Cressy and Dayne. 
Three Vagrants. 
Marie & Billle Hart. 
Cross and Josephine. 
Hamld Alexander. 
Valentine and Dooley 
O'Brien Havel Co. 
R. J. Hamilton. 



AMERICAN. 
Edouard Jose ft Co. 
Genaro and Bailey. 
Charlie Case. 
Kara. 

Arvls Mystery. 
Zeguener Quartet. 
Nevins and Gordon. 
Potts Bros, and Co. 
Lee Tung Foo. 
La Belle Nello. 



NEW ORLEANS. 



AMERICAN. 
"The Hold Up." 
Clssle Curlette. 
La Freya. 
De Lauer Trio. 
Johnson Clark. 
The Cromwells. 
Paul Gordon. 
Richards & Montrose 



ORPHEUM. 

"Bathing Girls" 

Walter McCullough 

Onalp 

Rndie Furman 

Hibbert ft Warren 

Ernest Scharff 

La Toy Bros. 



Dettmar Troupe is the name of the 
latest Wilshin & Sanders importation 
The act will make its first appearance 
In America next week. 



Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ott are rejoicing 
over the advent of a bouncing baby 
boy into their Long Island home, the 
youngster arrived Oct. 4. 



Jt>lin La Maze and Company is the 

new name that the former act of La- 
Maze, Quail and Tom will be known 
under. The former combination has 
been dissolved. 



Louise K. Davis, formerly the lady 
of the typewriter at the Weber & 
Allen office, is now tickling the keys 
of a machine in the office of James 
Clancey. 



VARIETY 



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A SELF-MADE MANAGER 
TO HIS BOOKING AGENT 

By J. A. MURPHY. 
(Murphy and Willard.) 
East Cranberry, O., Oct. 11. 
Dear Mike: 

Well, my customers have been com- 
ing in a little thicker than last week. 
The weather has got some cooler and 
the acters have commenced to make 
a fuss about havin heat Lu the d res- 
sin room. I aint had no fire made yet 
because I did'nt get that load of coke 
for advertising as I expected. 

I had a chanst to get the regular 
Oprey House here for my shows. The 
feller that used to have it has took 
a job as motor man on the trolly 
that runs to West Cranberry. It is 
run at present by a man named Gal- 
away that keeps a plumber shop in 
the basement. He said I could have 
it for five nights a week as he had 
one night a week booked with dra- 
matical plays at terms sixty-thirty. 
I wouldn't want to shut up this place 
for the Stadium folks would get it 
and I wouldn't want to pester with 
two sets of acters every week. I 
thought maybe I could get the same 
acters to perform in both places if 
I haul them to and from in my bag- 
gage wagon. I offered Galaway 
twenty dollars a month for the place 
and he said he would think about it. 
I had a stuffed house last night and 
had to 6et some of my customers 
among the fiddlers. The feller that 
plays the sliding trombone got mad 
because he hadn't room to push his 
horn around. I told him when the 
house was crowded he could play a 
fife or something that didn't take up 
so much room. The drum player al- 
so got sassy because some woman set 
her child on his base drum and knock- 
ed down his note music. 

My show run longer this week 
than it needed to so I cancellated 
Mazie Hepp. I blamed it on you and 
told her you had made a mistake and 
sent me too much show. I said I 
would pay her board bill for one day 
at the hotel and she could get her 
pay for one performance from you. 
Her hotel bill was more than 1 thought 
it would be because she had took a 
bath which was charged extry and 
after I paid it, durned if she didn't 
go get a job at the Stadium for the 
rest of the week. Now her contract 
distinctively states that after playing 
my theatre she shant play any other 
theatre for three or more months so 
what good is a contract any how if 
I dont get no pertection. 

Eddy Martyn took the best of any 
body this week with his dancin speci- 
alty, also he is as good a singer as 
any dogger you have sent yet. Send 
some more doggers next week. 

A lot of my customers has been 
askin why I dont have the diving 
Venice they have read about in the 
papers. They say they pay just as 
much to see my show as it costs for 
a regular show in Cincinnati and I 
dont have no Passion plays or diving 
Venice. You had better look up some- 
thing of the sort and if you cant find 
any try and hire Guppy and Fogg. 
What is a Venice any how? 

You had better have a picture ma- 
chinist ready to send on short notice 
as I expect trouble with this one. He 



MUST HAVE HAD AUTO. 

Chicago, Oct. 13. 
From Texas comes a claim that the 
longest bill-post route ever done off 
a circuB car was accomplished, re- 
cently, by Dick Simpson of the Fore- 
paugh-Sells advance forces, out of 
San Angelo. The route was 192 
miles long and covered three counties 
untouched by a railroad. Simpson, 
it is said, succeeded in posting 998 
sheets of paper, making the round trip 
in 31 hours, which included an eight- 
hour lay-over in Sarena for lodging 
besides two hours for five meals on 
the route. The Forepaugh-Sells Show 
is the first of the big ones to exhibit 
in either Amarillo or San Angelo. 
Both towns are on what is left of the 
stock country frontier. For miles 
around the country is sparcely settled, 
corrals and small out-houses being the 
only place where paper can be hung. 
This fact caused an experienced car- 
manager to assert that the Simpson 
story was hard to believe. The car- 
manager said that in the average 
country district 400 to 500 sheets 
made a big day's work, and that in 
Texas, as the country averaged, a 
sixty mile route would be a big day's 
run with around 300 sheets as a high 
average. He said that Simpson might 
have used an automobile to make his 
record. 



MRS. MALIR SENTENCED. 

Evansvllle, Oct. 13. 

Deciding at the last moment not to 
make an' appeal for a new trial, Mrs. 
Jennie Malir appeared before Judge 
De Bruler last Friday and was sen- 
tenced to serve from two to twenty- 
one years in the womans' prison at 
Indianapolis for the murder, last 
Spring, of James Simpson, a man 
whom she claimed was peeping into 
the women's dressing-tent on the day 
the Norris & Rowe Show opened its 
season here. 

Under the Indiana laws she may be 
paroled, upon proper application, after 
serving two years. 



SHOT A CIRCUS MAN. 

Cincinnati, Oct. 13. 

It is reported by Associated Press 
from Columbus that Ray Golden of 
Zanesville was shot by a law student 
late last week, and is in a serious 
condition at the Grand Hospital. Three 
bullet holes are in his liver. 

Earl Lichtenwalter, the student, 
was walking with Mrs. Golden, when 
the husband, who had been separated 
from his wife, met the couple. The 
shooting followed. Golden is said to 
be a circus man. 



Heber Brothers' Greater Show, 
after a successful trip through Ohio, 
Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, 
has closed its season and has gone 
into Winter headquarters at Colum- 
bus, O. 



went and had a picture of himself 
made and put it in my lobby and says 
he must have his ..name printed on 
the program. He has such a durned 
long name that I am afraid the printer 
would charge extry for it. 

Adam Sower guy. 



AMERICAN. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $3,525.) 

The American this week has its best 
bill in a long while. This is so, 
though a couple of the big moments 
are the weakest. 

Following Charles J. Ross and 
Elgie Bowen James J. Mor- 

ton, with his senseless combination of 
travesty and burlesque, walked on to 
"clean up" the hit of the perform- 
ance. A little bit of relishable 
travesty was Jim's "chicken paw," 
which he used to "wish" a "plant" 
back to his seat after the young man 
had started to walk out on him. The 
bill received a big lift at the conclu- 
sion through "The Grecian Temple" 
(New Acts). It turned out a surprise, 
and sent the fair house home talk- 
ing. 

Opening the second part the Zig- 
euner Quartet (New Acts) started that 
section off hugely, giving decided class 
to a show, which in the first half 
held much and rapid playing, with 
considerable comedy. 

Cummings and Gladding (New Acts) 
replaced Jones and Jones (pro- 
gramed) in the opening position. The 
first four turns passed through in 
forty minutes, with Charles Kenna 
consuming sixteen, to be followed by 
the forty-two minutes Mr. Lawson 
thinks is necessary to play his sketch. 
"The Monkey's Paw," (held over). 
Mr. Lawson is wrong by about ten 
minutes. 

•Kenna in his character of the home 
town fakir brought many laughs on 
his first appearance in a Morris the- 
atre. The "fly stuff" never flew above 
the heads, Kenna's songs and talk 
catching a continuous round. 

Returning after three years, Mason 
and Bart, the comedy acrobats on the 
horizontal bar, performed their com- 
edy and straight tricks to a full 
reward. While much of the comedy 
stuff is old, it is well put over and 
their feats now and then are strik- 
ing. It was a good number in the K. 
& E. days and so it remains. 

Scotch kilts are now the neat dress- 
ing scheme for McLallen and Carson 
on rollers. The act did big at the 
expiration of the pedestal dance of 
McLallen's, which should have been 
their exit. Before that the dance on 
the stage might have been omitted to 
throw all the strength into the pedes- 
tal work. Also a dimmer should be 
on during the entire act. It is re- 
quired for the setting. For fancy 
skating a spot could follow the skat- 
ers' feet. And McLallen need 
not announce the barrel jumping for 
the encore. It speaks for itself. If 
McLallen and Carson will watch their 
act more closely they can put it above 
all roller skating turns. 

In three years Laurie Ordway has 
not improved herself or material. She 
was allowed two songs only Monday 
evening. The first was Vesta Victoria's 
"The Next Horse I Ride On"; the sec- 
ond, a "Suffragette" number, had poor 
dialog, though Miss Ordway's costume 
for this was excellent. The Victoria 
selection was a mistake. Miss Ord- 
way can't handle it. If she wants to 
progress, new material of her own 
must do it. Her showing at the 
American this week will send her 
back to the "small time." Sime. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $3,400.) 

"The Corner" show works out pret- 
ty well this week without having any- 
thing startling In the get-up. It com- 
mences easily, but is In need of more 
comedy. Good shows of the past cou- 
ple of weeks seems to have had the 
effect of drawing the audience into 
the theatre earlier than usual. 

Homer B. Mason and Marguerite 
Keeler had the fortunate before-in- 
termission-spot and the comedy sketch 
went through big. Hammerstein's 
for some reason or other is not the 
best place for a sketch. The "sketch 
atmosphere" is not there. At the 
Colonial "In and Out" was a better 
looking, more dashing little farce 
than it is at Hammerstein's, although 
played and shown in identically the 
same manner. This is not taking any- 
thing away from the piece or players, 
however, as the sketch was a big go 
from start to finish. 

Gene Greene was another big hit In 
the first half of the program. Gene 
sang seven songs Monday night, Just 
one too many. He did not force the 
seventh by any means. The applause 
was big after his sixth number, but 
there the audience should have been 
left wanting. Greene has a dandy 
collection of songs which he can put 
over to just the proper degree. A 
sort of a jungle number used as his 
fifth brought applause which for vol- 
ume has seldom been equaled at Ham- 
merstein's. 

Nat Haines and Will Vidocq woke 
them up a bit in the second half. 
Haines is one funny blackface comed- 
ian. Of his "stuff," some of which 
though heard before can be traced 
back to Haines as the originator, 
there is no one who can throw it away 
like Nat does. The pair in a very 
good spot caught the audience quick- 
ly. 

Butler and Bassett opened the in- 
termission with their ice skating spe- 
cialty. The act is pretty and novel, 
and the dressing and appearance of 
the girl most attractive. She should 
be allowed more scope on the ice, 
though her work be not as compli- 
cated or technically the equal of the 
man's. The audience for the most part 
doesn't know the difference between 
a hard trick and an easy one. It is 
a "sight" act to them. What is grace- 
ful and pretty is what pleases the 
most. The man does some remark- 
able work, considering the space. 

Claude Ranf opened the program 
with a very good slack wire special- 
ty. He dresses neatly in a dark sack 
suit and runs through a difficult rou- 
tine of wire balancing in an easy indif- 
ferent manner that arouses enthus- 
iasm. Several of Ranf's tricks have 
not been seen before and anything 
new in this line deserves commenda- 
tion. His juggling on the wire is far 
ahead of others who have shown this 
work. Ranf Is a juggler who has not 
simply learned to catch three clubs 
while on the thread. 

"The Carnival of Koses" closed 
the show, not an over good place for 
the act i,n this outlay. A rough com- 
edy act would have sent the audience 
away in better spirits. Odell and Kin- 
ley, Bud Fisher, and Belle Blanche 
(New Acts). Dank. 



14 



VARIETY 



NEW ACrS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 



"Russian Dancers/' Colonial. 

Frank Kccnan and Co., Fifth Avenue. 

Hose 1 loyal and "Chesterfield," Fifth 

Avenue. 
Kdouard Jose and Co., American. 
Ccorge Felix and Co., Bronx. 
Frank Klliston and Co. Fifth Avenue. 
"College Life," Fifth avanue. 
Three llickcys, Alhambra. 
Cotter and Boulden, Hamraerstein's. 
Irwin and Herzog, Fulton, Brooklyn. 



SMALL TIME. 

Berger Sisters, Majestic. 

The Bayarras, Majestic. 

"His Last Hour," Lincoln S<*)are. 

Helm aud Cozzen, Yorkville. 

Ilraggar Bros., Third Avenue. 

Blount Brothers, Fourteenth Street. 

lrish-Amer.can Trio, Fourteenth 

Street. 
Cliff Bailey Trio, Grand Street. 
Luring and l'arkerette, Grand Street. 
Black Brothers, Grand Street. 
"Helapse of William," Columbia. 

Bud Fisher, Assisted by Tom Mack. 
Cartoonists. 
12 Mins.; Two. 
Hammers tein's. 

It is almost impossible for any one 
to become famous, without being seiz- 
ed for vaudeville, or at least get- 
ting an offer from some enter- 
prising impressario. "Mutt" adid 
"Jeff" have long since been famous 
in the metropolitan district. The 
only wonder is that they have not 
appeared in vaudeville before, having 
appeared almost everywhere else. Bud 
Fisher to whom "Mutt and Jeff" owe 
their fame, has brought the couple 
into Hammerstein'8, and with the as- 
sistance of Tom Mack, draws just ojie 
series of the two with "Mutt" chasing 
"Jeff" in the usual style and "Mutt" 
down and out at the finish, with a 
bucket of paint over his head. A sec- 
ond series brings "Mutt" to the al- 
tar. As a finish Fisher a.nd Mack ap- 
pear to be picking their subjects from 
the audience, drawing grotesque fig- 
ures which brings light laughter. The 
best arrangement used by a cartoonist 
had been installed for Fisher. A long 
sign board is shown upon which are 
seven blank sheets of the same size. 
As each drawing is completed the 
sheet is rolled up like a window cur- 
tain, a vast improvement upon the 
old method of tearing off. Mr. Mack 
is quite as important in the specialty 
as Fisher, assisting in the drawing 
and adding speed to the arrangement. 
The boys, "No. 3," filled the place 
nicely, and made an interesting .num- 
ber. Dash. 



.Imucs J. Duffy. 
Mn;ing and Talking. 
1:5 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

Duffy has a rather good brogue 
and should confine himself entirely to 
Irish stories and songs, not attempting 
the "Yiddisher" number at the 
close of his act that is an utter failure. 
With better material Duffy would 
have a better turn. Fred. 



Arvi Mystery. 

"The Grecian Temple" (Illusion). 

10 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

American. 

Rightly handled Arvi'a Mystery 
should become a big act for vaude- 
ville. It was the Only number on 
the American bill which caused peo- 
ple to talk Monday evening, and it 
was closing the show. Could it have 
been conveniently placed at the close 
of the first half, the turn's value 
would have been many folds more. 
Arvi's Mystery is an illusion, last 
seen over here, but not so extended, 
when Hermann and Keller utilized 
the idea for a "Blue Room." 
A silly note on the program says that 
screens, traps or cabinets are not 
used. That's a pleasant way of in- 
forming the audience that since there 
must be a trick, please try to find it. 
It's about as sensible a remark as the 
opening note that Signor Arvi "in- 
vented" "The Grecian Temple." Is 
Signor Arvi presenting an invention 
or an illusion on the stage? If it is 
an illusion, why doesn't he keep per- 
fectly quiet over the remainder so 
the audience can have a little room 
for its own thought, if Signor Arvi 
wants his act to create comment, 
which it surely will, if the program 
and himself do not talk so much. 
Arvi has an announcement at the 
opening. He frames up for a French- 
man in dressing and speech. That's 
well enough, though his efforts at the 
French accent render the short mono- 
log indistinguishable. The turn has 
two strong points; the illusionary por- 
tion, and the opportunity to present 
a "posing act," without limitations. 
The limitations Monday evening were 
too strictly drawn. Three female 
models were overdressed. Many of 
the pictures should have been nearly 
nude for effect. That, with the mys- 
tery, would bring about a drawing 
card of no mean dimensions, if 
boomed and press agented. In a 
sort of miniature small house set 
well up stage, living figures appear 
and disappear from" space into space, 
the posers dissolving. The front of 
the setting resembles a hallway of 
a country cottage, with side exten- 
sions. A shadow which flitted up and 
down at intervals spoiled the illusions 
somewhat, and the working was not 
over-smooth, although each is ex- 
cusable on the first showing. But 
the shadow should be removed some- 
how. It is an imperfection. If it 
cannot be eradicated, the act is per- 
manently injured, though not seri- 
ously. There are too many poses, 
many too long held. Signor Arvi 
wants to get right on the Job. He 
has a big act, if he doesn't know it. 
By arranging the poses for the public 
to talk about at the same time they 
are discussing how the thing is done, 
Arvi can hand himself the bun as the 
owner of the best illusion in point of 
worth for the box office now in 
America. Sime. 



Zigeuner Quartet. 

Musical. 

15 Mins.; Two. 

American. 

There is bo much class to the 
Zigeuner Quartet they had the 
American audience stunned Monday 
evening. A couple of the pieces 
played have never been heard in New 
York outside the Carnegie Concert 
Hall. The second number especially, 
a composition which permitted each 
of the three musicians to become a 
soloist, was a dream in the musical 
line for vaudeville, and the audience 
knew that though they did not under- 
stand what it was all about. The 
program says the Zigeuner Quartet 
(calling it Quintet wrongly) are 
"celebrated European musicians" and 
then to prove it, hides the face of 
the female solo singer under a mask. 
This masking thing comes too late 
at the American. William Morris 
apologizes by relating the act should 
have been featured on the Roof last 
summer, but missed the boat. Re- 
calling last summer on the Roof, 
that may have been unfortunate for 
Mr. Morris. Why the girl wears a 
mask is another question. It doesn't 
hide her voice, and she sings off stage 
at the opening, probably wearing the 
mask there as well. The woman's 
voice matches the men's playing. 
Altogether the four constitute vaude- 
ville's classiest musical turn. But 
back to the mask and Morris. He 
says the girl is a society young wo- 
man or was when in America. She 
went to Europe, fell for one of the 
musicians and so the folks at home 
won't know her while still sticking 
to her husband, slips the black cloth 
over her features twice daily. Not 
so bad for William Morris, who pays 
a press agent to think up that stuff. 
There's another reason advanced by 
people who saw the act abroad, when 
the mask was laying off while the 
young woman did her work. It tells 
another tale, but Morris denies the 
truth of it. Anyway he has a fine 
act to place on any bill, in vaude- 
ville, at the Waldorf or in Carnegie. 
Monday evening the three men and 
one woman bowed and bowed until 
Mr. Morris stepped on the stage and 
mentioned playing an encore. The 
boss of the quartet said he never 
heard of it, took another bow, and 
slid over to the dressing room. Then 
Morris looked up the contract (prob- 
ably about three-fifty). The instru- 
ments are piano, violin and 'cello. 
The girl's voice is soprano. Perhaps 
Paul Murray picked this one; per- 
haps Paul also selected "The Grecian 
Temple," In the American show this 
week. As Walt would say; if Paul 
did this, he sent his batting average 
as a picker up four hundred per 
cent this week. Sime. 



The Four Floods replaced the Rob- 
rrt DeMont Trio on the bill at the 
Orphoum, Brooklyn, this week. 



Julian Eltingc, u.nder the manage- 
ment of Al. H. Woods, will open in nis 
new play, "Fascinating Widow" at At- 
lantic City, Nov. 14. 



Kchels and Dupree. 
Kinging and Dancing. 
15 Mins.; One. 
Small Time. 

The dancing receives most attention. 
The man appears in eccentric German 
makeup. The woman affects soubret 
mannerisms, but dances well. They 
open with a parody, followed with 
some jokes and close with a sung 
and dance. Some of the patter should 
be scissored. 



Belle Blanche. 
Songs and Imitations. 
20 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Hammers tein's. 

The new routine which has been 
put together for Belle Blanche has 
been done so with the sole idea of re- 
moving the girl away from her former 
line, imitations. A piano player in 
the person of likeable Tom Kelly is 
carried. Opening with what was 
probably intended for an "audience 
song," Miss Blanche does not cheapen 
it by making any attempts to put it 
over at the expense or with the help 
of her audience. From this she goes 
into a character number as a telephone 
girl for which some one has writ- 
ten some dandy lyrics and also a 
good bit of incidental talk. A grand 
opera number with Miss Blanche in 
Quakeress costume is the third selec- 
tion and gives the singer ample op- 
portuntiy for showing her splendid 
singing voice. The fourth number 
is another of the character order, 
with Miss Blanche in Jiurse girl ar- 
ray. The number is a peculiar mix- 
ture of ballad and comic song, with a 
deal of brightness in the lyrics. Miss 
Blanche has been very fortunate in 
securing two songs with lyrics of so 
good a calibre. The finishing number 
brings forth the former mimic as her- 
self. She goes back Ui song to the 
old days and sings a few of the then 
favorites, as they were sung by the 
good old singers. It is a good idea 
and one from which the singer gets a 
great deal. Monday night Miss Blanche 
was a big success, forced to return and 
thank her audience. She laid stress 
upon being grateful that she had 
been accepted in her new line of en- 
deavor. Dash. 



Sig and Edith Franz. 

Bicycle. 

19 Mins.; Full Stage. 

"The Ginger Girls." 

The finish of the act where the man 
rides a unicycle down a half "loop- 
the-loop" gives the turn a big applause 
ending. Just previously he rode a 
tall unicycle down a ladder, suspended 
diagonally from the stage towards the 
flies. Both are corking tricks, but 
technically, though more dangerous, 
not as good as his work on the uni- 
cycle upon the stage. It stands about 
six feet high. On it Franz whirls 
around as though on the single wheel 
of a safety. From the act as pre- 
sented, Franz would be better off to 
drop his tramp character, and the 
trick wheels, going in for just straight 
work. He could do much better. The 
opening of the act drags. It neces- 
sarily will, for the man Is not a come- 
dian, and the tramp make up doesn't 
help. All his freak and small wheels 
have been used before and often. The 
woman is a fair rider, looking good. 
If the couple frame up their act 
straight, they could cut it down sev- 
eral minutes, which should be done. 
They would then stand a better 
chance. As regards comedy in wheel 
acts, there are those now before the 
public which go in for comedy alone, 
and are productions. The straight 
riders might bear this in mind and 
not attempt to compete. In bicycle 
riding either be a comedian or a 
rider. Get some one else to be the 
other. Sime. 



VARIETY 



Oariln and Clark. 
Parodies and Talk. 
16 Mia*.; One. 
Colonial. 

This is Carlin and Clark's first real 
New York showing since the boys join- 
ed hands again last season. The pair 
worked together some time ago but 
not of late years. During that time 
Carlin worked with Frank Otto un- 
der the team name of Carlin and Otto. 
The present couple follow the general 
outline of the Carlin and Otto act. 
At present the frame-up of the spe- 
cialty is not Just what it should be. 
Opening with talk the boys go into 
parodies, then to a dance, which seem- 
ingly is the finish. It is not, however. 
They return for more talk, going into 
"Germany," a song too old to be the 
closing number for any act just break- 
ing into New York, or for that matter, 
breaking out of it The talk is bright 
and funny In places. There is a quan- 
tity of aeroplane patter in the second 
section that is new and up-to-date, 
and also some of the opening dialog 
has a flavor of newness, but some is 
not new. Only the work of the com- 
edians pass it. The parodies are also 
weak. "Cubanola Glide" and several 
others are not new enough for up-to- 
date parody singers. The good one 
was on "Barber Shop Chord," a later 
hit, and got them the most. Carlin 
and Clark are both good German com- 
edians with good voices and they can 
dance. The act should be entirely re- 
arranged. It should be connected in 
a better manner and the running time 
might be reduced two or three min- 
utes. They opened at the Colonial 
Monday on an emergency, accepting 
the "No. 2" spot, gambling on the 
size of the house there this week at 
that time. In the gamble they have 
lost out, for the Colonial is now a 
late house. It may be also that in the 
quick acceptance the couple did not 
present the songs and parodies they 
would have had on tap had due and 
proper notice of a forthcoming New 
York engagement been given them. 

Dash. 



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Olive Baton and Co. (2). 
"Misery From Missouri'* (Comedy). 
14 Mlns.; Poll Stage (Interior) 
Small Time. 

Loosely connected and incongruous, 
"Misery From Missouri" lacks the en- 
tertaining qualities to make it a sub- 
stantial hit. Olive Eaton and com- 
pany (two men) work hard enough to 
make it go, but it seemed to be the 
silent opinion of the audience 
that there was something wrong 
with the sketch. A "stage 
burglar" Is in a hotel room, un- 
able to leave until his only pair 
of trousers are returned from the 
tailor. A woman, who claims to be 
"Misery From Missouri, " a detective, 
takes the adjoining room. A 
ubiquitous bell-hop gives her the 
wrong clue and the woman effects a 
ruse to capture the man In the other 
room. The idea becomes tangled and 
Jumbled at this juncture. The sketch 
ends with the woman packing the 
man's clothes in his suitcase and 
throwing it out the window, leaving 
him only his pajamas. The ending is 
lamentably weak. Una Clayton wrote 
it. 



Mabel McCane. 
Singing Comedienne. 
10 Mlns.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

A dainty personality, a number of 
pretty gowns (worn in a "cute" man- 
ner), a pleasing voice, and four num- 
bers — all well done — sums up the 
act of this young woman, the total 
being that she will do. Miss Aic- 
Cane works in "one" before a velvet 
curtain of red. Her first number is 
rather weak. Although she tries 
hard it does not get over with the 
effect that it should. With this 
remedied and one other little fault 
corrected, that of working only to 
one side of the house, her offering will 
be as dainty a one as she could pre- 
sent. A burlesque of the ingredi- 
ents of a musical comedy, with the 
air of "Lauderbach" and the moon 
as the basis, is rather funny. In it 
Miss McCane becomes the soubret, 
prima donna and the "coon" song 
artist. Her third is a recitation, two 
verses and chorus, she singing an 
extra chorus at the finish. For her 
closing number she employs "I 
Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls" and 
"Annie Laurie," as love songs of the 
olden days and used them in com- 
parison of the current popular bal- 
lads, Illustrating the manner In 
which they would be sung If they 
struck the popular fancy of this 
period. It Is a good closer and 
earned several encores for the singer. 
Miss McCane's sartorial display is 
mostly of the "hobble" variety, she 
showing' three pretty ankle length 
creations of this model, and for her 
closing, wears a pretty gray costume 
with poke bonnet. With one or two 
minor corrections made the act Is 
one that will please most anywhere. 

Fred. 



Cummings and Gladding. 

Songs and Dances. 

Mlns.; Two (Special Drop). 

American. 

Cummings and Gladding were 
added to the bill at the American this 
week, opening the performance. A 
young boy and girl make up a danc- 
ing and singing turn which should 
start with its present finish. If the 
pair could build up from that ending, 
they might develop. Before that, 
each had danced a little and sung 
about the same, the girl first appear- 
ing in a "hobble skirt" and trying 
to dance inside that. Her next change 
was a cloak thrown over, while in the 
finale, the girl became a young man 
In evening dress. Under the dim 
light, she and her partner, also in 
evening dress, appeared rather well. 
They did a nice dance and 
didn't sing, which may be the ans- 
wer. The young man might as well 
know that to tell the audience you 
can become as drunk on water as you 
can on land Is no longer a joke, even 
on the "small time." It was re- 
leased long before Cummings and 
Gladding came into the business. 
Since they picked such a bloomer on 
their first try and for the only laugh 
In the act, they might leave Joke- 
making to the Jokesmiths, sticking to 
their knitting, which should bo 
dancing. Bime. 



Sallie Fisher. 

Songs. 

14 Mlns.; One. 

Majestic, Chicago. 

For once a "big name" comes into 
vaudeville experimentally, headlines, 
and "makes good." Miss Fisher pre- 
sents an act suited to any position 
on any of the best vaudeville bills. 
"Next to closing" at the Majestic, 
Monday afternoon, she scored a per- 
sonal and vocal hit. Miss Fisher 
was gowned beautifully and becom- 
ingly, that in Itself being a departure 
for the women who have "happened 
in" to fill a week or so while musical 
comedy or something else Is getting 
ready for them. She Is a handsome 
woman, lithe and graceful, possessed 
of one of the purest, sweetest and 
most resonant voices heard from this 
stage In half a year. The blue plush 
backed her and a pianist upon the 
stage assisted. Opening with a neat 
little ballad, "If I Knew" and re- 
mained on view as she turned to an- 
other pretty love song, "In Love." For 
a third song Miss Fisher had "Blush- 
ing Moon," a selection aptly suited 
to display the wide range of her voice. 
She retired to be brought back by the 
enthusiastic applause for an encore. 
"Candy Man" was her return song. 
From a basket carried, Sallie threw 
carnations Into the front rows and 
boxes. Three bows at the finale tes- 
tified to her success. In all the time 
upon the stage for her first three 
songs she did not lose a person from 
the orchestra floor. Miss Fisher is 
one of the mighty few acts which have 
demonstrated their abilities to hold 
the crowds. Walt. 



Bob Ferns. 
Coon Shooter. 
6 Mins.; One. 
Oxford, Brooklyn. 

Ferns made his debut before a 
Brooklyn audience that showed appre- 
ciation of the "coon songs" which he 
rendered in good voice. From the 
applause bestowed, Ferns was one of 
the real hits of the Oxford's bill. 
Arrayed in conventional evening 
dress, "Bobby" sang "I Love It" and 
"My Piano Man." The boys In the 
gallery could hardly resist the Im- 
pulse to join in the chorus of the 
former. Ferns has a neat personality, 
his voice is strong and his expression 
good. He Is bound to Improve with 
more experience, now having enuncia- 
tion in his favor. Ferns could use 
another number to advantage. Bar- 
ring slight nervousness and the ten- 
dency to leave the stage too soon, 
Ferns can be rated as a splendid en- 
tertainer. 



Entey and Fay. 
Hand Balancers. 
9 Minn.; One. 
Oxford, Brooklyn. 

Two well-developed athletes, who 
do not tear the stage to pieces In 
"getting over" their routine. They 
work as though the lifting feats were 
child's play and what they do Is well 
done. Their act should find solid 
booking In the smaller houses. They 
wore a hit at the Oxford. The big- 
ger of the men shows decided acro- 
batic ability for one of his weight. 
New wardrobe would aid them. 



Ezra Kendall, Jr. 

Monolog. 

15 Mlns.; One. 

Small Time, Chicago. 

Young Kendall has taken his 
father's monolog, selecting from his 
various routines enough to make fif- 
teen minutes of song and story. He 
looks to be under twenty, Is tall and 
thin like his father was and dresses 
In the tall hat and frock coat which 
always went with Ezra's stories. His 
manner of addressing the audience, his 
pose and all, have been copied as 
closely as the youth can assimilate. 
There is even something in the tone 
of Junior's voice which recalls the 
Senior's, but there the natural char- 
acteristics of the father are cut short. 
The boy has none of the subtle ways 
of his father; his stories fall from his 
lips much as they might come from 
a phonograph, without reference to 
adornment as to intonation or manner 
of delivery. Perhaps as the years 
come bringing experience and poise to 
Junior, he may live as a reminder of 
the prince of jesters, whose name he 
bears. Just now it would seem that It 
would be better if he would break 
away entirely from his father's ma- 
terial. His name is sufficient to give 
him an audience, and with new mater- 
ial he might make better headway. 
Now that Kendall Is dead, everybody 
everywhere is pouncing upon whatever 
they had not lifted while the origin- 
ator lived, and although his son has 
unquestionably the first right to its 
use, the material is becoming more 
threadbare every day. The routine 
of Ezra, Jr., seems very old and he 
falls utterly in getting a fraction of 
the laughs. Walt. 



Rutledge and Pickering. 
"My Boy Jim" (Rural Comedy). 
18 Mins.; Full Stage (Special). 
Third Avenue. 

The old country squire is visited by 
a New York newspaper woman, who 
attempts to blackmail him on the 
strength of saving his son. a%clty poli- 
tician, from disgrace and imprison- 
ment. Part of the comedy is good. 
Another is .not. Mr. Rutledge does ex- 
cellent work as the rural justice. Sev- 
eral of his "bits" are true to nature. 
The setting needs attention and a re- 
arrangement of the finale would help 
considerably. Miss Pickering as the 
paper representative, speaks her lines 
intelligently, but has little dramatic 
work to do. The act pleased the Third 
Avenue audience. 



Mole and O'Neal. 

Bicyclists. 

12 Mlns.; Full Stage. 

Third Avenue. 

From the way the man and the lit- 
tle "bicycle broiler" work, it looks 
as though they had done much rou- 
tine riding with some of the big 
troupes. The man appears In eccent- 
ric make-up, but .none of his attempted 
comedy borders' on a laughing finale, 
and he could work Just as well 
"straight." The woman, while small, 
is a graceful little artlal, and she 
rides well with nor partner. Their 
team work is the strongest bit. For 
the "small time" thin wheel act ranks 
high and will compare with teams 
playing the "big houses." 



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Graham's Manikin*. 
"The Human Marionette.** 
IS Mln.; Three (Special Set). 
Majestic, Chicago. 

The second week in America for this 
act began Monday in second position 
at the Majestic. The title is taken 
from the programing. The "mani- 
kin" feature comprises an orchestra 
of puppets. Above them the drop Is 
arranged to represent a "stage" 
whereon Graham presents an act re- 
calling Fanny Rice's Idea. His head 
surmounts miniature bodies, draped 
to represent the costumes worn by 
various music hall singers, while Gra- 
ham offers their best known songs. He 
makes no attempt to duplicate the 
voices of the artists; at least If he 
does the work falls to get across with 
any special effect. The "orchestra" 
operates during the songs and the 
leader turns around to tak^e a bow, 
when Graham comes to view to ac- 
knowledge the applause. The man 
Is a good singer. The comedy in the 
act depends upon the exaggerated an- 
tics of the limbs, feet and hands of 
the marionettes used in conjunction 
with Graham's head. The Majestic 
audience took quickly to the turn, 
giving applause for three bows as early 
as 2.15 In the afternoon. 

Walt. 

Robert Keane and Co. (2). 
Comedy Dramatic Sketch. 
19 Mlns.; Four (Parlor). 
Small Time. 

The old story of the rich man's 
son who falls In love with an actress, 
although the father has already se- 
lected his future daughter-in-law. 
The son marries the actress secretly, 
They are honeymooning in a cottage 
at the seaside. The father motors 
down to see the boy, he believing that 
his son is staying with a college chum 
and his wife. On arrival he discovers 
the actual state of affairs, threatens to 
disinherit the son, and then offers to 
settle a sum on the wife. The son 
preaches a sermon of the Inheritance 
that the rich curse their offspring 
with, that of the art of spending money 
without the power to earn It A 
stormy scene ensues and the father 
makes a last request that the boy 
return to the city with him. After 
an absolute refusal the father relents 
and takes them both to his heart. 
The east is fair. There is opportun- 
ity for improvement in the playing 
of the role of the father, but as It 
stands the act Is a good one for the 
better class of "rfmall time" houses. 

Fred. 

"The Military Dancers**. (7) 
11 Mlns.; Four. (Palace). 
Small Time. 

"The Military Dancers" have an act 
fashioned somewhat after "The Cham- 
pagne Dance" that was In "The Sil- 
ver Slipper." Three men are clad In 
"Tommy Atkins" uniforms while the 
girls, with the exception of the little 
toe-dancer, are dressed the same, 
wearing knee length skirts. They 
work In a snappy way but hold their 
stage picture too long, waiting for 
applause. The girls appear as though 
they had at one time worked In one 
of the many English "Pony Ballets," 
and they do a lot of the routine from 
the general run of "Ponies." The act 
is one that will do for "small time." 

Frtd. 



VARIETY 



Odell and Klnley. 
Acrobatics and Dancing. 
Mlns.; One (Special Drop.) 
Hammers tein's. 

Odell and Klnley have been working 
together for some time, but this ia 
probably their first real New York 
showing. "No. 2" at Hammersteln's 
doesn't sound good for a New York 
opening. The pair, however, have lit- 
tle to complain of, for the better part 
of the house was seated and their 
work was well thought of. The team 
have a very neat routine of acrobatic 
dancing, lacking only at the finish. 
The act starts off with s rush and car- 
ries through in good shape up until 
the last minute or two, when the pace 
Blackens and the finish comes a bit 
too quiet for what has gone before. 
Frank Odell mixes his ground tum- 
bling, of a good grade, in with his 
dancing, which always makes the acro- 
batics more attractive. Rose Klnley 
fits in nicely, wearing two very pretty 
costumes and looking snappy and 
bright, adding class to the specialty. 
Odell uses a clean clown get up, very 
good and away from the Jimmy Rice 
style of clown altogether. The pair 
fared very well at Hammersteln's and 
will do so anywhere else, where the 
position on the bill Is not too strong 
for them. Dash. 



Sprague and Dixon. 
Singing and Talking. 
14 Mlns.; One. 
Oxford, Brooklyn. 

Opening with "Good Bye, Betty 
Brown," the man immediately starts 
"kidding" the woman. After sing- 
ing "There's a Reason," the man reels 
off a monolog that scored notwith- 
standing some of the material has 
long been resting. The man should 
discard his school-boy cap and loud 
socks. They do not give him the ap- 
pearance of a university student 
which the audience thinks he is try- 
ing to assume. The woman makes 
one change, appearing at the close 
In a full-length black dress. After 
another round of "joshing" each 
other, they close with a marathon 
parody In which jokes of antediluvian 
origin are embodied. Sprague and 
Dixon should do well over the ."small 
time" circuits. 



"Zulu and Lulu.** 

Trained Monks. 

14 Mlns.; Fall Stage, (Exterior; 4); 

One (2); Fall (Interior; 8). 

Nemo. 

Those who did not see "Consul," 
or "Peter" or any of the "monks" 
when the craze was at its height, 
will get their money's worth when 
they see this new chimpanzee act. In- 
stead of one "monk" almost human, 
there are two. The results are more 
pleasing. There is something familiar 
about "Zulu's" work but as his trainer 
used to have Consul, the new per- 
former may have fallen into the 
other's style. The monk in female 
attire shows excellent training, al- 
though "Zulu" Is the star worker. The 
novelty of the two working like man 
and woman will be appreciated on any 
time. The opening Is new, the monks 
sitting on a bench under a parasol, 
"spooning." 



Qnlnlan and Richards. 

♦♦The Traveling Dentist.** 

28 Mlns.; One (Special Drop). 

Fifth Avenue. 

In "The Traveling Dentist" Quinlan 
and Richards have a comedy talking 
act that will endure for at least three 
or four seasons. It la simply a suc- 
cession of laughs from start to finish. 
One of the most ludicrous bits Is the 
travesty of a woman making a toilet 
that Is done by the black face member 
of the team. The "straight," who ia 
the traveling dentist, tries to hire the 
colored man to experiment upon. 
There are any number of laughs got- 
ten by the attempts of the negro to 
hold his courage to let the dentist 
pull one of his teeth and earn a dol- 
lar. The act is one that will draw 
laughs from an audience of deaf 
mutes. Quinlan and Mack formerly 
played it Frtd. 



Mahoney Bros. 
Dancers. 
Mine.; One. 
Small Time. 

In the Western houses, the Ma- 
honeys were a sure-fire hit. Since 
their debut on the New York "small 
time" they have delivered the goods 
in a manner that should mean plenty 
of eastern dates. The brothers are 
good dancers, but it is the eccentric 
work of the smaller that sends the 
act over with big returns. In addi- 
tion to the routine of clog steps, the 
older introduces a trained dog that 
does some clever work. In individual 
dancing, the younger has a style that 
is original. The Mahoneys could fit 
in an early position in the bigger 
houses. What comedy they employ 
seemed to find favor. 



Court and Don. 

Singing Scots. 

15 Mlns.; Full Stage. 

Nemo. 

These Scotchmen wear their native 
costumes and sing several numbers 
entertainly, but there is no necessity 
for the full stage. Each has a solo. 
The shorter in a blue uniform, a po- 
liceman's helmet, top boots and 
swinging a club, introduced several 
puns with his song that pleased. Their 
best effort is the duet, "You Can't 
Take It With You When You Die." 
It must be said to their advantage 
that they do not attempt to ape Harry 
Lauder in any way. But, it seems 
certain that there are more Scotch 
songs to select better numbers from. 



Frank and Von Moltke. 

Comedy Sketch. 

15 Mlns.; Full Stage (Interior). 

Nemo. 

A rapid-fire dialog between the man 
and woman when the latter attempts 
to bring him to time for saying that 
he only married to oblige her. The 
ending is bound to prove a hit on the 
"small time." When the man asks 
if there is any one who will vouch 
for him, an usher from the rear of 
the audience yells out, "I will." Then 
the woman says no ball is needed as 
she will stand by him but that the 
finish was arranged to work up the 
interest of the audience. There isn't 
much else to the sketch. It is some- 
thing new for the "small timers." 
The names are not good selections. 



OUT OF TOWN 

Burr Mcintosh and Co. (5). 
♦♦Oat Yonder" (Comedy-Drama). 
24 Mlns.; Fall Stage (Exterior; 
Special Set and Drops). 
Keith's, Boston. 

Burr Mcintosh, in a western com- 
edy-drama, with loads of local color, 
introduced a new act to the Boston 
public, that should be a crackerjack 
by the time it reaches New York. It 
has plenty of good material, but Is yet 
in the raw stage. With five in the 
cast, not Including Indians and cow- 
boys, there is plenty of action through- 
out the entire piece. The act centers 
around James Rathbone Henry (Burr 
Mcintosh) a former New York' society 
man, who after losing his fortune, 
goes to Arizona, chan ->s his name to 
Jim Rathbone, and eight years later 
is discovered as the stage driver at 
the "Arcadian Springs Hotel." There 
is a love plot with Rathbone as one- 
half and Helen Blackstone (Mary 
Moran), a New York society girl as 
the other. Following a strenuous 
courtship of six weeks she capitulates, 
agreeing to the stage driver's plea to 
marry him and remain in Arizona. 
James Vincent and Mary Townsend 
furnish the secondary love scene. Au- 
gustus Huse as Prof. Icabud Snooks 
of New England furnished plenty of 
"high brow" comedy. The act will 
undoubtedly receive some changes and 
more rehearsing. It is good ma- 
terial. Oooltz. 



Le Roy and Harvey. 
"Rained In** (Comedy). 

17 Mlns.; Four (Special Set Interior). 

Bell, Oakland, Calif. 

Old reliable "mistaken identity" is 
the plot. A young woman at a sum- 
mer hotel is caught in a sudden show- 
er, seeking shelter in a cowpuncher's 
cabin. The owner arriving home mis- 
takes her for the expected new cook. 
The comedy is supplied by her lu- 
dicrous attempts at cooking. Both 
principals cleverly uphold the action 
throughout, and for a sure-fire com- 
edy it should hit the spot anywhere. 

Fountain. 

Metropolitan Minstrels 

18 mlns. Two. 

Keith's, Philadelphia. 

This act should rank as one of the 
best of the Juvenile minstrel class. It 
is not at its best just now, but with a 
little attention and the experience to 
be had there Is no reason why it should 
not find ready recognition on the big 
time. There are four girls and two 
boys, the latter acting as end men. 
The girls have good voices, much bet- 
ter than the usual run in turns of this 
kind and put their songs over in telling 
fashion. The end-man "gags" are 
handled satisfactorily, but the intro- 
duction of the "slapstick" for comedy 
purposes might be eliminated, espe- 
cially when used upon one of the girls. 
Ray Dooley, who is given credit on the 
program as directing the act, is the 
only one who stands out as a princi- 
pal. On early in a list of good acts, 
the Minstrels made good and should 
do the same right along. Norman Jef- 
fries is presenting it. 

Oeorge M. Young. 



VARIETY 



17 



THB GINGER GIRIA. 

The Columbia could stand a show 
like "The Ginger Girls" for more than 
a week. Not so much because of the 
production, but through the comedy 
made by Ed. Lee Wrothe. He is a 
far better comedian than a good many 
others in mind who have tried for 
laughter in Broadway legitimate 
houses. 

WrothVs methods are clean cut, he 
begets his humor naturally, and Is 
spotless in dialog and action. Mr. 
Wrothe's only defect seems to be an 
inclination towards a mechanical per- 
formance through familiarity with the 
part. 

Though Mr. Wrothe is a very big 
portion of the very good show that 
Joe Hurtlg presents under the cap- 
tion of "The Ginger Girls," Mr. 
Wrothe is not all of the evening's 
entertainment. As to entertaining, 
it may be said that barring the olio, 
there may be better shows in a pro- 
duction way presented in burlesque, 
but none will be more amusing than 
this one. 

The first part is "Janitor Higgins" 
with Wrothe as the janitor. Wilbur 
Dobbs is a "Dutchman" without be- 
ing conspicuous. Besides Wrothe's 
role, no one illumines the first hour. 
Jean LeBeau has a leading female role 
and is valuable through a pleasant 
voice. Jeanette Sherwood, the prin- 
cipal woman, has small chance to act, 
though Miss Sherwood handles dialog 
extremely well. Wrothe makes the 
comedy with his character. "Janitor 
Higgins" is a farce, the title telling 
nearly the story. The janitor becomes 
a husband for a few moments to gain 
$25,000 for the wife of an absent naval 
officer. Wrothe certainly puts his 
comedy over, and can extract fun from 
talk or situations. 

The first part was a huge laugh 
through his efforts. On account of 
that as much as anything else, per- 
haps, the burlesque seemed to start 
slowly, but it rapidly gained speed 
until the fun brought out effaced 
the memory of the early portion of 
the show. Wrothe and Junie Mc- 
Cree wrote the farcical opening. It 
contains some witty remarks. The 
burlesque Is "Fair Day at Pocatello." 
The program says that Wrothe wrote 
the book. Probably the truth is that 
Wrothe built it up. It may be ob- 
served as the action progresses that 
bits of business and dialog have been 
suggested by the setting, that of a 
hotel exterior. It's a most creditable 
point of the entire performance that 
the audience does not have to watch 
the stereotyped bits of business that 
burlesque comedians often fall back 
upon. The comedy seems ever fresh, 
whether through the comedians, or the 
"book." 

In the burlesque other comedians 
happen. Mr. Dobbs who continues in 
the "Dutch" character develops in this 
part that he is playing with splendid 
repression, putting his role over for 
good laughs, without obtruding it to 
interfere with any one else. It's the 
team work of the show that counts for 
a great deal. Everyone works well 
together, and nobody tries to kill off 
a laugh. Musical comedy produc- 
tions, burlesque in particular, are 
much like a baseball nine in this re- 
spect. Where Individual glory is gone 



after, there will be a rent In the per- 
formance somewhere. With the com- 
pany working; together in aid of each 
other and for the general good, if any 
sort of material Is at hand, results 
will show. 

In the burlesque also George Stone 
secures his inning. He is the tramp 
in the afterpiece. His large shoes 
help the effect of his dancing. Mr. 
Stone can dance. He could when of 
Gaston and Stone, and he hasn't for- 
gotten anything. Some of the new 
steps he Is doing this week will prob- 
ably be seen In other Broadway houses 
next week. Along In the burlesque, 
with but little dancing Indulged In 
up to then, Mr. Stone steps in to assist 
Primrose Semon in her "Jungleland" 
number. It was the towering hit of 
the evening. He danced his head off 
for the audience, and then had to do 
it over again in an Indian song, which 
he led. This Indian number cos- 
tuming was a blot upon the pretty 
dressing of the show. Coming late 
as well, it left a poor Impression. 
Stone did some good work as the 
tramp, he, Dobbs and Wrothe secur- 
ing big laughs, which were frequent. 

Miss Le Beau did better in the bur- 
lesque as a French girl, though she 
does make up her mouth and draws 
it in in repose to give a look of small- 
ness. There is the French style of 
facial make up among the choristers 
also. They don't do it well. One 
young girl seemed to have her mouth 
running into her chin. The chorus 
contains some pretty women, eight 
"ponies," 'who are lively, working well 
throughout the show, and twelve reg- 
ular chorus women for the back- 
ground. Six or seven men in the cast 
are available as singers. 

Mis 8 Sherwood has somewhat of a 
busy part in the afterpiece. She is 
comely, with everything to commend 
herself, excepting a singing voice. In- 
stead of singing songs, Miss Sherwood 
might be given semi-recitative ones. 
Her speaking voice is different. In 
the grand finale of the show, where all 
the women are attired in football togs, 
Miss Sherwood made them all seem 
like. also rans in her tights. 

The numbers are well put on and 
were liked for the majority. In the 
first part, a couple flopped, Dobbs has 
one where six of the boys are sup- 
posed to be "soused." It didn't get 
over through the support. Miss Sher- 
wood could not send "It Belongs to 
You," over either. James Wilson in- 
terpolated "When the Old Oaken 
Bucket Was New" to replace a song al- 
loted to Miss DeBeau. He did very 
well with it. Wilson's "Back to My 
Old Home Town" was well backed up 
in the Cohanesque manner, and won 
out. Many changes are made by the 
choristers, but few by principals. Miss 
Sherwood's brown and white gown 
in the burlesque, is very pretty, but 
worn through the act. Miss DeBeau 
has nice clothes too, but not enough 
of them. She looked her best in all 
white. Miss Semon wore a pretty 
soubret costume in the first act. She 
has minor roles in both pieces. 

The olio is badly off, and as badly 
laid out. A singing act opens, fol- 
lowed by another, with a long bicycle 
turn to close. The Semon Duo start 
the vaudeville. They are not strong 
enough as an act to come immediately 



after a good first part, nor do they 
seem strong enough for the olio, 
though receiving fair applause. Pearl- 
son, Goldie and Lee did well enough. 
It is a three-act with a Hebrew come- 
dian, as against all the straight com- 
binations of this kind. The comedian 
might better play at straight. 

Jack Goldie seems the strength of 
the trio. A neat looking young fel- 
low plays the pian